At 9:32 a.m. EDT on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission launched via a Saturn V rocket with Commander Neil Armstrong, command module pilot Michael Collins and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex Pad 39A.

In a little more than eight years after the flights of Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard, followed quickly by President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the Moon before the decade is out, Apollo 11 launched on its historic mission.

Learn more about Apollo 11.

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在尤里加加林(Yuri Gagarin)和艾伦谢泼德(Alan Shepard)太空飞行8年多后,紧接着约翰·F·肯尼迪(John F. Kennedy)总统提出在十年内把人送上月球的挑战,阿波罗11号(Apollo 11)开始了它的历史性使命。



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