Medical Tuesday Blog
This month in History: July, The 50th Anniversary of Going to the Moon on Apollo 11 July 16, 1969:
Launched at 9:32 AM from Kennedy Space Center Florida
Command Module Columbia circled the moon with Michael Collins on board.
Lunar Module Eagle with 2 stages orbited around the moon at 1000s miles per hour
Missed the planned landing requiring Armstrong to take control from the computer
He flew the Eagle manually to the sea of Tranquility with only 20 seconds of fuel to spare.
July 20, 1969: Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21 hours, 36 minutes on the Moon
July 24, 1969: Splash-Down at 12:50 PM in the Pacific Ocean
Duration of the journey: 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes
Distance traveled: 953,054 miles (that would be more than 100,000 miles per day.)
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