ON THE MOONAPOLLO 11 ON THE MOON
On July 20 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin and the Lunar Module Eagle touched down at the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. Emerging from Eagle astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin explored the surface for 2 hours 32 minutes, as Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit inside the command module. During this exploration, they deployed two experiments as part of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiment Package and collected 21 kilograms (46 pounds) of lunar samples for return to Earth.
APOLLO 11 SPACE SUITS
These are the suits worn by Armstrong and Aldrin during the first human exploration of the Moon. The suits are made of a white, non-flammable material called beta cloth, a teflon-coated fiberglass. Armstrong and Aldrin wore the gloves and helmets displayed here during lunar exploration. The astronauts' overshoes (worn only on the Moon) and portable life-support systems were left on the lunar surface to reduce launch weight. These suits were individually tailored for Armstrong and Aldrin and were manufactured by ILC Industries, Inc.
The Apollo Space Suit, Model A7L
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