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Apollo 11 Launch
July 16, 1969

July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Cape Kennedy, headed towards the moon.

Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. The astronauts also returned to Earth the first samples from another planetary body. Apollo 11 achieved its primary mission - to perform a manned lunar landing and return the mission safely to Earth - and paved the way for the Apollo lunar landing missions to follow.

The third stage of the rocket carried the crew. A schematic of that stage is shown in the diagram, above.

The location of the event is shown in the marked circle.

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The first photograph shown was provided to P>S>I for practice purposes only by Ken Dye.