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Apollo 11 Mission type Manned lunar landing Operator NASA COSPAR ID CSM: 1969-059A LM: 1969-059C SATCAT no. Mission duration 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds Spacecraft properties Spacecraft Manufacturer Launch mass 100,756 pounds (45,702 kg) Landing mass 10,873 pounds (4,932 kg) Crew Crew size 3 Members Callsign Start of mission Launch date July 16, 1969, 13:32:00 (1969-07-16UTC13:32Z) UTC Rocket Saturn V SA-506 Launch site Kennedy Space Center LC-39A End of mission Recovered by USS Hornet Landing date July 24, 1969, 16:50:35 (1969-07-24UTC16:50:36Z) UTC[1] Landing site North Pacific Ocean 13°19′N 169°9′W / 13.317°N 169.150°W / 13.317; -169.150 (Apollo 11 splashdown)[1] Orbital parameters Reference system Selenocentric Periselene 100.9 kilometers (54.5 nmi)[2] Aposelene 122.4 kilometers (66.1 nmi)[2] Inclination 1.25 degrees[2] Period 2 hours[2] Epoch July 19, 1969, 21:44 UTC[2] Lunar orbiter Spacecraft component Command/Service Module Orbital insertion July 19, 1969, 17:21:50 UTC Orbital departure July 22, 1969, 04:55:42 UTC Orbits 30 Lunar lander Spacecraft component Lunar Module Landing date July 20, 1969, 20:18:04 UTC[4] Return launch July 21, 1969, 17:54 UTC Landing site Mare Tranquillitatis 0°40′27″N 23°28′23″E / 0.67408°N 23.47297°E / 0.67408; 23.47297[5] Sample mass 21.55 kilograms (47.51 lb) Surface EVAs 1 EVA duration 2 hours, 31 minutes 40 seconds Docking with LM Docking date July 16, 1969, 16:56:03 UTC Undocking date July 20, 1969, 17:44:00 UTC Docking with LM ascent stage Docking date July 21, 1969, 21:35:00 UTC Undocking date July 21, 1969, 23:41:31 UTC Left to right: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC...

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