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Apollo 11- Flight Project

Project on Apollo 11... School Project. Grade 6- Mr. Oliver's Class
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Maegan Jackson

on 8 March 2011

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Apollo 11 You have probably heard stories about Apollo 11. You are going to come back with me not to hear the story,but to experience it. And so we begin... Apollo 11 was the mission to land a human on the moon for the first time in history. It seemed impossible... An impossible dream that became a journey On July 12, 1969, A saturn V rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space centre complex. Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Micheal Collins, the Apollo 11 crew, were aboard it. 12 minutes after launch, the spacecraft is in earth orbit. After one and a half orbits, they get permission to procede with the mission The Apollo 11 crew began preparing to seperate the lunar module 'Eagle' from Colombia, the command module (Apollo 11 spacecraft). Micheal Collins would be staying on Columbia while Armstrong and Aldrin went to to the moon. It took 3 days to attain lunar orbit. "The Eagle is the weirdest contraption I have ever seen in the sky. It looked more like a praying mantis than a first-class flying machine"-Micheal Collins A day after they got into lunar orbit, Armstrong and Aldrin disconnected from columbia in the lunar module "Eagle". They were on there way to the moon Say Goodbye!!! LAST CHANCE... It'll be a long trip. But don't worry, i'll put us in hyper sleep so that the time goes by just like a flash! HERE WE GO!!!! Once the "Eagle" was disconnected, Aldrin and Armstrong began the race to land on the moon. When it came to landing “Eagle” on the moon in the Sea of Tranquility, many people were sitting on the edges of their chairs. Before touchdown, the computers were screaming alerts as the place where the lunar module was supposed to land on was covered with boulders. July 20, 1969  4:18 p.m. With less than a minute of fuel left, Armstrong manually took control of “Eagle” and landed safely with only 28 seconds left of fuel. With less than a minute of fuel left, Armstrong manually took control of “Eagle” and landed safely with only seconds left of fuel. “Houston Tranquility Base Here. The Eagle has landed.” You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue, we’re breathing again.! Thanks a lot.” Buzz Aldrin began to explain the surface, “.....it looks like a collection of just about every variety of shapes, angularities and granulites, every variety of rock you could find.... it looks as though they’re going to have some interesting colours to them.” At 10:56 pm, Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of Eagle and hit the ground of the moon. He had just created history. Soon after, Aldrin joined him on the surface and they took pictures and samples. They only explored the surface of the moon for two and a half hours. Many samples were loaded into “Eagle” before Armstrong and Aldrin re-boarded. They left behind an American flag honouring the fallen Apollo 1 crew.
Aldrin and Armstrong re-entered the “Eagle” and blasted off to re-dock with Columbia. Once they docked, they left to head back to earth. A ‘miracle’ was achieved many people said. The crew splashed down on July 24th off the coast off Hawaii. A rush of excitement spread across the world... not only did they walk on the moon but they came back safely. People still didn’t believe it. A man had been on the moon. Over those next three and a half years, 10 astronauts followed in their footsteps but no one would ever forget where it had began. Now, the lonely footsteps of the Apollo missions on the moon are waiting for company. Over those next three and a half years, 10 astronauts followed in their footsteps but no one would ever forget where it had began. Now, the lonely footsteps of the Apollo missions on the moon are waiting for company. "This is the LM pilot. I'd like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way." - Buzz Aldrin Neil Armstrong Micheal Collins Buzz Aldrin I'm going to hand us over to Our Mission Commander. She's going to bring us back safely to earth. But before I do, I'd like everyone to take a minute to think about what Apollo 11 taught us and how it changed history. Now, we better head back to earth before we run out of fuel. Say hello to yourmission commander! Thrusters Engaged
Lights on
HYPERSLEEP 3.0... Processing.
Hypersleep engaged*
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