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APOLLO 11
On July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy, with Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin going into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles.
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Two hours, 44 minutes and one-and-a-half revolutions after launch, the command and service module, or CSM, Columbia separated from the stage, which included the spacecraft-lunar module adapter, or SLA, containing the lunar module, or LM, Eagle.
Astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin put on their spacesuits and climbed through the docking tunnel from Columbia to Eagle to send a transmission down to Earth on July 18. Two days later, at 100 hours, 12 minutes into the flight, the Eagle undocked and separated from Columbia for visual inspection.
July 20, 1969
An estimated 530 million people watched Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took "one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" on July 20, 1969.
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