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Name of Image: Apollo 11 Astronauts Review Lunar Charts During Breakfast
MIX #: 6900561
NIX #: 6900561 MSFC-6900561
Date of Image: 1969-07-16
Category: Saturn Apollo Program
 

Full Description: Chief astronaut and director of flight crew operations, Donald K. Slayton (right front) reviews lunar charts with Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins (left), Neil Armstrong, and Edwin Aldrin (next to Slayton) during breakfast a short time before the three men launched for the first Moon landing mission. Sharing breakfast with the crew was William Anders (left rear), Lunar Module pilot for the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission. The Apollo 11 mission launched from the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida via the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) developed Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. The CM, “Columbia”, piloted by Collins, remained in a parking orbit around the Moon while the LM, “Eagle’’, carrying astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin, landed on the Moon. On July 20, 1969, Armstrong was the first human to ever stand on the lunar surface, followed by Aldrin. During 2˝ hours of surface exploration, the crew collected 47 pounds of lunar surface material for analysis back on Earth. With the success of Apollo 11, the national objective to land men on the Moon and return them safely to Earth had been accomplished.
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Keywords: Apollo 11, Moon, Slayton, Collins, Armstrong, Aldrin, Anders, Breakfast, Lunar Charts
MSFC Negative Number: 6900561
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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