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Description: This color image shows the launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. (EDT), John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Flames and smoke billow from the Saturn V rocket as it lifts off the launchpad. Apollo 11 made history on July 20, 1969, when its lunar module landed on the moon. Mission commander and Ohio native Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon, spending 2.5 hours taking photographs and collecting samples. During their exploration the mission's third astronaut, Michael Collins, remained in the command module "Columbia" as it continued its orbit. The historic mission ended July 24, when the command module and crew splashed down in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06903
Subjects: Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012; Ohio Economy--Science and Technology; Aldrin, Buzz; Apollo 11 (Spacecraft); Space flight; Project Apollo (U.S.); Space vehicles
Places: Cape Canaveral (Florida); United States