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Apollo 11 Gallery


The sign accompanying Apollo 11. It reads

First Manned Lunar Landing Mission

In the Apollo 11 command module below, astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. traveled to the Moon and back on July 16-24, 1969. During that mission, humans first walked on the Moon, and Columbia carried the first samples of lunar rocks and soil back to Earth. The heat shield and exterior of the spacecraft are scarred from the 2,760°C (5,000°F) heat generated by entering the Earth's atmosphere at 40,000 kilometers (25,000 miles) per hour.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 7 in)
Maximum diameter: 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
Weight: 5,900 kg (13,000 lb)
Manufacturer: North American Rockwell for NASA
Launch vehicle: Saturn V

The Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia is NASM catalog #A19700102000.

Apollo 11 command module sign in the Milestones of Flight gallery at the National Air & Space Museum
Time picture taken Tue Jun 19 10:38:00 2007
Location picture taken Second Floor Balcony
Overlooking Milestones of Flight Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
Picture also in Milestones of Flight
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