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Neil Armstrong

Astra Halliday

To The Moon!


In 1969, the Apollo 11 mission launched. Neil Armstrong and his companions Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were sent hurtling into space inside the tip of a Saturn V rocket. Despite travelling at incredible speed, it took about four days to reach the moon.


On 20 July 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin climbed into the Eagle landing craft (the lunar module) while Collins maintained control of the command module.


As the Eagle descended to the Moon's surface, Neil Armstrong realised they were heading for an unsafe landing site, so he took over control from the computer. He landed the craft safely and said the now famous words, "The Eagle has landed."

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