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Apollo 11 Flight Plan

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Apollo 11 Flight Plan

Apollo 11 Flight Plan; Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Record Group 255; National Archives and Records Administration.

The flight plan for Apollo 11 was a minute-by-minute time line of activities for the mission crew--Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin--and Mission Control in Houston. The flight was launched July 16, 1969. Touchdown on the moon took place, as scheduled, on July 20, 102 hours, 47 minutes, and 11 seconds after launch from Cape Kennedy. The astronauts spent 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon, and returned to Earth on July 24.

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