Spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Apollo XI The First Lunar Landing As Told By The Astronauts (20th Anniversary): Signed twentieth-anniversary reissue of the NASA booklet of the same name, which includes the astronauts' post-flight commentaries on various events throughout the mission. Si 24 pages softcover; mild handling wear with scattered light creases. Slightly indistinct contrast of signatures against image of lunar surface. 230 : 300 mm.
$ 5,350 / 4.500 €
Apollo XI The First Lunar Landing As Told By The Astronauts (20th Anniversary): Signed twentieth-anniversary reissue of the NASA booklet of the same name, which includes the astronauts' post-flight commentaries on various events throughout the mission. Signed in blue felt-tip on the cover page by Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins and in black felt-tip by Neil Armstrong.
„The First Lunar Landing“ documents the press conference that did captive the globe. It's a description of man's historic first trip to another celestial body by the men who made the Journey.
August 12, 1969, Julian Scheer, NASA's Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs, opened the televised Apollo 11 post-flight press conference in the auditorium of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas.
Addressing some two hundred representatives of the newsmedia from the United States and abroad, introducing the Apollo 11 crew, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin. Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11, began the first-hand report to the world of the epic voyage of Eagle and Columbia to the Moon and back to Earth. The voyage began at 9:32 a.m. EDT, July16, when a Saturn V rocket launched Apollo 11 into Earth orbit from Cape Kennedy. On July 19, Apollo 11 neared and went behind the Moon. On July 20 at 4:18 p.m. EDT, the Lunar Module touched down on the Moon at Tranquility Base. Armstrong reported "The Eagle Has Landed." And at 10:56 p.m., Armstrong, descending from Eagle's ladderand touching one foot to the Moon's surface, announced: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap formankind."Aldrin soon joined Armstrong. Before a live television camera which they set up on the surface, they performed their assigned tasks. They reached Earth's vicinity at a speed of about 25,000 mph, and landed in the Pacific Ocean south-west of Hawaii at 12:51 p.m. EDT, July 24..