Two Northwest Ohio residents played key roles in this historic event.
- Wikipedia: Apollo 11
- Smithsonian: Apollo 11
- Lunar and Planetary Institute: Apollo 11 Mission
- Boston Globe's 'Big Picture Blog': Remembering Apollo 11 - (40 photos)
- Google: Moon Map
- YouTube: Search on 'Apollo 11'
- Museum: Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum - Wapakoneta, Ohio
- TV: From the Earth to the Moon - TV miniseries - I highly recommend this show
- Wikipedia: Apollo Moon Landing hoax conspiracy theories
- Slashdot: What If the Apollo Program Had Continued?
- Boing Boing: NASA's new restored footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing
- NASA: Apollo 40th Anniversary
|Commander||Neil Armstrong - Second spaceflight|
|Command Module Pilot||Michael Collins - Second spaceflight|
|Lunar Module Pilot||Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. - Second spaceflight|
Left to right: Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin
Flight Director for Lunar Landing: Gene Kranz - He was the Flight Director for Apollo 11, during the moment when the Lunar Module landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Kranz was born in Toledo, Ohio and attended Central Catholic High School. [B]est known for his role in directing the successful Mission Control team efforts to save the crew of Apollo 13. - ( Apollo 13 - The Movie )
CCHS Kranz SPACE Room is located in the Library and is home to the Ambassador of Exploration Award given to Gene Kranz, CCHS Class of 1951 for service to NASA. This award includes a lunar sample brought to Earth from the Moon by the crew of Apollo 17.
July 16, 1969 - Apollo 11 launch:
July 20, 1969
Armstrong: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."
Armstrong: "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind."
NASA's restored videos.
To honor the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA has just released these brand new restored videos of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's historic first steps on the moon. The space agency is working with Lowry Digital in Burbank to restore tapes from the July 20, 1969 moonwalk — the project in its entirety will be completed in the fall, but they're offering a sneak peek at some of the iconic moments, like Neil Armstrong (above) and Buzz Aldrin (below) taking their first steps on the moon, starting right now. These clips show side-by-side comparisons of the footage stored in the NASA archives vs. the never-seen-before newly restored footage.
Buzz Aldrin's first steps on the mooon.
Video pieces of launch, landing, and first steps.
From the Big Picture Blog posting which has the large versions of these and many other photos.