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Apollo 11

First crewed space mission to land on the Moon

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Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface at a site they named Tranquility Base before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.

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It's been exactly 50 years since the U.S. launched Apollo 11, the first mission to land men on the moon. Tony Dokoupil anchors a CBS News Special Report from the..
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Tuesday: What a newly acknowledged investigation of a respected community figure says about policing gangs. Also: The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
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Former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson first dreamed of going to space when she saw Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon. Whitson spent a record 665 days..
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President Trump defends his racist tweets against four Democratic congresswomen, and faces renewed calls for his impeachment. Also, we're celebrating 50 years..
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Democratic congresswomen push back against Trump's racist attacks; meet the women behind NASA's historic Apollo 11 launch
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Two legends tell the story of the momentous 1969 moon walk. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and “CBS Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who..
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The satellites were finally ready to beam images back to Earth in 1969. And some 600 million people watched the event live.
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Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins appeared calm, joking and laughing as they ate dinner the night before their historic launch to the..
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Despite a police escort, Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins’ transfer van was stymied by traffic and arrived late at launch station 39A
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine joins Margaret Brennan to discuss NASA's new Artemis mission and the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
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Historian Douglas Brinkley joins Margaret Brennan to discuss his new book, "American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race."
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Jeffrey Kluger, editor-at-large at Time magazine, recounts the human landmark of landing men on the lunar surface. Kluger talks with Apollo 11 command module..
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When it comes to commemorating the anniversary of Man landing on the moon, the sky's the limit!
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Two legends tell the story of the momentous 1969 moon walk. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who made..
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Fifty years ago next week, Apollo 11 blasted off for the moon. Over the course of the Apollo program, a dozen astronauts made the 240,000-mile journey to the..
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The Smithsonian uncovers new details from inside the first spacecraft to land on the moon
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As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing draws near, a new documentary, "Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes," tells the incredible story of mankind’s..
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