Original NASA photography Apollo 11 S69-39530, C-print, A Kodak Paper, Vintage, Red Tab Number, 20.3 x 25.4 cm, Private Collection
The Lunar Module is the spacecraft used for the Apollo Space Program (1961-1972), whose objective was to place men on the Moon. The Module’s first mission was to land astronauts on the Moon with scientific equipment. Typically, the module has been designed to stay there for two to four days. The Lunar Module of the Apollo 11 mission, called "Eagle" is the first module that landed on the Moon. The journey between the Earth and the Moon lasted four days. On July 20, 1969, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (the pilot) and Neil Armstrong (the commander) managed the descent to the lunar surface. On the Moon, the astronauts stayed for 2 hours 31 minutes.