Apollo Program - The Eagle Landed
Date: Saturday July 21st 2018
Soup etc. (included in price) from 7:30pm
49 years ago - yesterday .....
49 years ago - yesterday
Apollo 11 launched on 16th July 1969. 49 years ago, yesterday, Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon accompanied by Buzz Aldrin. Michael Collins remained in orbit piloting the Apollo 11 spacecraft whilst the moon lander, Eagle with Neil and Buzz, descended to the surface. After planting a flag, collecting some surface samples, they returned to the orbiter and left for home leaving a memorial plaque. They arrived back, safely, on 24th July.
Pete Williamson will tell us more, and with recorded footage expand upon this story, and what happened next...
Sunset is at 9 pm. Although it will not be dark until much later the Moon will be visible high in the southern sky by 8:30pm. With Binoculars, some major features will be visible.
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Astronauts, prior to their successful landing on the moon. Credit NASA
The Apollo 11 memorial plaque is inscribed... "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969. We came in peace for all mankind." Credit NASA/ GSFC.