Apollo 11 Flight Plan

The flight plan for Apollo 11 was a minute-by-minute time line of activities for the mission crew—Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and Edwin “Buzz" Aldrin—and Mission Control in Houston. The flight was launched July 16, 1969. Touchdown on the moon took place, as scheduled, on July 20, 102 hours, 47 minutes, and 11 seconds after launch from Cape Kennedy. The astronauts spent 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon, and returned to Earth on July 24.

(and thanks to the Smithsonian Libraries tumblr for the illustrated inspiration!)

RIP Neil Armstrong - First man on the Moon - On July 20, 1969, half a billion people — a sixth of the world’s population at the time — watched Neil Armstrong call an intergalactic ’shotgun‘ with the words “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”


whenever I hear the phrase ‘the eagle has landed’ or any reference about an eagle, I start to laugh my ass off because of this video.