|Apollo 11 (AS-506)
Lunar Landing Mission
The Apollo Program
Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land
on the Moon. The first steps by humans on another planetary body were
taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. The astronauts
also returned to Earth the first samples from another planetary body.
Apollo 11 achieved its primary mission - to perform a manned lunar landing
and return the mission safely to Earth - and paved the way for the Apollo
lunar landing missions to follow.