Vice President Mike Pence, left, points to Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin
during an event at the Kennedy Space Center
Space-mad, they named their new brother Aldrin
Armstrong West - and he lived up to his name by being enthralled by space travel.
We should use our creativity and talent not to destroy each other, but for the good of all and our precious Earth." 600 million people watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
walk on the Moon in July 1969.
, from Barry, is marking his 50th birthday and the anniversary of the moon landings with a party at the National Space Centre on Saturday, July 20.
We told how: "Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin
settled down to sleep in their spaceship Eagle on Tranquillity base today after their epic walk on the Moon.
The astronauts spent four days travelling to the moon, before Buzz Aldrin
and Neil Armstrong finally descending down and stepped foot on the surface on July 20.
It also has the first human writing on another body outside Earth - co-ordinates written by Aldrin
after the Eagle lunar module landed on July 20, 1969.
moon fact The 363ft high, 2800-tonne Saturn V is still the largest, most powerful rocket ever built moon fact At launch, the 3100-ton, 36-storey Apollo 11 has 91 engines, 8million moving parts and two computers with less memory than a mobile MAN ON THE MOON: to uchdown luna r explorat ion 20.7.69 Landing 21:18 Armstrong and Aldrin
move into the Eagle landing module and separate from Columbia, descending towards the moon and scanning the surface for a suitable landing site.
As (https://www.ibtimes.com/what-were-astronauts-doing-during-apollo-11s-radio-silence-2806518) Aldrin
and Armstrong prepared to take a nap, the former curled up on the floor while the latter tried to sleep on the cover of the Eagle module's ascent engine.
Jr., lunar module pilot; Michael Collins, command module pilot.
Fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin
, the only other surviving crew member, had been due to attend, but cancelled at the last minute.
Summary: The Apollo 11 crew consisted of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin
and Michael Collins