The lunar module
was named the Eagle and the command module Columbia after a ban on frivolous names.
1969: "One small step for man, one giant step for mankind," said Neil Armstrong when he emerged from the lunar module
to take man's first step on the Moon.
The new plan is indeed remarkably similar to Apollo, with a stubby Apollo-like module remaining in lunar orbit while a spidery lunar module
transports a crew to the surface.
It is incredible to think that the computers on board the Apollo 11 command module and the lunar module
in 1969 had only a quarter of the memory of a modern mobile phone's SIM card.
The Runcorn Bridge opened19611962 - The Rolling Stones made their first appearance, at the Marquee club in London1969 - 'One small step for man, one giant step for mankind,' said Neil Armstrong when he emerged from the Eagle lunar module
t o take man's first step on the Moon
The astronauts removed a sheet of stainless steel to unveil the plaque affixed to the lunar module
leg under the descent ladder and read to the television audience: 'Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969 A.
Nearly seven hours later, Armstrong emerged from the lunar module
and into history, saying, ``That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Haise along with Houston ground control thwarted a deadly scenario by modifying the Apollo 13 lunar module
, turning it into a space lifeboat and getting all safely back to earth.
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to touch the lunar surface, is seen here on July 20, 1969, after stepping out of the lunar module
once the Eagle had landed in the Sea of Tranquility.
According to the Telegraph, the notes were part of Aldrin's own manual used while Armstrong piloted the Lunar Module
Eagle towards the Moon in 1969.
The visit of Crowe (right) to the media lunar module
, chewing the fat on both Test Match Special and Sky Sports, was a welcome dash of Hollywood spice.
A Nasa artist's impression of the proposed lunar module
which would carry four astronauts to the Moon in 2018