NASA: Apollo 11 Partial Restoration HD Video Streams

Monday, Jul 20, 2009

On July 20, 1969, the human race accomplished its single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human first set foot on another celestial body.

Six hours after landing at 4:17 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (with less than 30 seconds of fuel remaining), Neil A. Armstrong took the “Small Step” into our greater future when he stepped off the Lunar Module, named “Eagle,” onto the surface of the Moon, from which he could look up and see Earth in the heavens as no one had done before him.

He was shortly joined by “Buzz” Aldrin, and the two astronauts spent 21 hours on the lunar surface and returned 46 pounds of lunar rocks. After their historic walks on the Moon, they successfully docked with the Command Module “Columbia,” in which Michael Collins was patiently orbiting the cold but no longer lifeless Moon.

NASA Apollo 11 30th Anniversary, http://history.nasa.gov/ap11ann/introduction.htm.

NASA, http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/hd/apollo11_hdpage.html.

MP3 clips of the first, and second, and third steps: http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11.step.html.

"...the first moonwalk by the Apollo 11 astronauts in July 1969... was watched on TV by an estimated 600 million people, a fifth of the world's population at the time."

Guinness World Records, Ratings Winners, http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2008/02/080228.aspx.

Google Code Blog releases Command Module and Lunar Module assembler code.

A view of Earth as the Lunar Module Eagle lifts off from the Moon

Apollo 8 Mission Photography

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter