On July 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, in which astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, landed on the surface of the moon. Today, google offered a special tribute to NASA’ s Apollo 11 mission with an animated doodle to celebrate the anniversary.
The astronauts were launched aboard the largest rocket ever built, the Saturn V. Once launched into space, they then had to essentially reassemble the spacecraft mid-flight to the moon. Then that spacecraft had to enter orbit around the moon.
Aldrin and Armstrong boarded a lunar lander and descended to the surface, where they spent 21 hours and 26 minutes.
On other hand, space exploration continues to this day, with milestones such as; the International Space Station and plans for a mission to Mars. Most recently, NASA’s Artemis program named for ”Apollo’s sister” in Greek mythology, aims to bring the first woman to the moon.