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JUNE 2019
VOL. 40, NO. 5

At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, NASA launches a 363-foot-tall Saturn V rocket carrying the Apollo 11 spacecraft
and crew from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On board are astronauts
Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr., lunar
module pilot. Four days later, Armstrong would become the first human to walk on the moon.

36 When We Set Sail

38 Apollo, in Their

Own Words

42 Apollo Milestones

44 Training the First

Lunar Scientists

45 Marketing the Moon

46 Women Fight

for Flight

47 The Science

of Apollo

48 Framing History

52 Back to the Moon

The technological

achievement and

scientific value

of Apollo 11 live

on 50 years later.

We reflect on that

defining moment

and look ahead to

what’s next.




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