• The Saturn V space vehicle was taller 363 feet (110.6 meters) than the Vancouver hotel is 337 feet (102.7 meters).
  • The Saturn V space vehicle weighed as much as seven fully loaded 747 jet airplanes at time of a launch (nearly 3 million kilograms).

  • July 20th 1969 - The Apollo 11 Lunar Module (LM) 'the Eagle' nearly crashed on the moon. They had to avoid a dangerous crater and by the time they landed the LM had only 10 seconds of fuel left.
  • The Apollo 11 astronauts were out walking on the moon for 2 hours, 31 minutes. They stayed on the moon for 21 hours, 36 minutes. On July 21, 1969 they lifted off to join their comrade Michael Collins in the mother ship 'Columbia'.
  • The Apollo 11 astronauts (Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin) collected 22 Kilos (47.7 lbs) of moon rock and dust. These samples confirmed that the moon and the earth were made of similar materials.

Actual picture of the distance and size
of the Earth and Moon


Apollo 11 (AS-506, lunar landing)
Launch:
16 July 1969, Complex 39A, ETR, 09:32:00 a.m. EDT.

Vehicle:
Saturn V.

Payload:
CSM-107, LM-5.

Crew:
Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin (Buzz) E. Aldrin, Jr.

Delays:
None.

Objectives:
Perform manned lunar landing and return mission. Achieved.

Parameters:
Apogee, 186 kilometers; perigee, 183 kilometers; translunar injection, 02:44:26 MET; maximum distance from earth, 389,645 kilometers; lunar orbit insertion, 75:50:00 MET; lunar landing, 102:33:05 MET (20 July at 04:17 p.m. EDT); first step on moon, 10:56:15 p.m. EDT; end of EVA, 111:39:13 MET (01:09 a.m.); liftoff from moon, 124:22:00.8 MET (1:54 p.m.); LM-CSM docking, 128:03:00 MET; transearth injection, 135:23:52.3 MET; earth landing, 13°19'N, 169°9'W; miss distance, not available; splashdown time, 24 July at 12:50 p.m. EDT; MET, 195:18:35.

Recovery:
Crew on board U.S.S. Hornet at 01:53 p.m. EDT; spacecraft aboard ship at 03:50 p.m.


 
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