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Apollo 11 Presentation

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William Curtis

on 23 March 2013

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By William Curtis Apollo 11 Presentation The Purpose of the Apollo 11 Mission: Launch The Saturn V Rocket The Lunar Module The Apollo 11 Crew "The Eagle has landed." Returning Home The Purpose of the Apollo 11 mission was to complete the national goal set by President Kennedy during his inaugural address eight years ago: To send a man to the moon and return him safely to earth. On July 16th, 1969, the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center and into outer space The Saturn V Rocket was used in all of the Apollo missions. The rocket was composed of three stages, each stage would burn until it ran out of fuel, just like the booster rockets on the Space Shuttle. The first stage was the most powerful so as to escape earths gravity, the second stage would push the rocket almost into orbit, and the third pushed the Apollo space craft toward the moon. The crew of the Apollo 11 mission consisted of Neil Armstrong as the commander for the mission, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin as the Lunar Module pilot, and Michael Collins as the Command Module pilot. On July 20th, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin entered the Lunar Module, made a final check and at 100 hours, 12 minutes into the flight the Eagle un-docked and separated from Columbia. 102 hours and 45 minutes into the mission. The Lunar Module landed in the Sea of Tranquility. Six hours later, Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, an estimated 600 million people watched it live on television On July 24th, the lunar module had safely returned to earth. It splashed down in the North Pacific Ocean. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind...."
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