Apollo 11 Pictures

Here are some Apollo 11 pictures; of the crew, the spaceships and the Moon landing.

Here’s a picture of the Apollo 11 crewmembers. On the left is Commander Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon. In the middle is Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and then Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin on the right.

Saturn V

This is a picture of the Saturn V rocket. This was the booster that carried Apollo 11 from the Earth to the Moon. Over the course of the Apollo program, NASA launched a total of thirteen Saturn V rockets.

Lunar Module

Here’s a picture of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module “Eagle”. This is the spacecraft that the astronauts used to descend from lunar orbit down to the surface of the Moon.

Lunar Experiments

Here’s a picture of Buzz Aldrin standing on the surface of the Moon during Apollo 11. You can see an experiment in front of Aldrin designed to detect “moonquakes”. And then there’s the Eagle Lunar Module in the background.

US Flag on the Moon

Here’s a picture of Aldrin standing beside the US flag placed on the Moon. There’s no wind on the Moon, so there’s a metal support bar holding up the flag.

Once they returned from the Moon, the crew of Apollo 11 were put into quarantine, in case they brought back any kind of lunar bacteria or viruses. This turned out to be unnecessary, and didn’t happen for future missions.

We’ve written many articles about Apollo 11 for Universe Today. Here’s an article about the astronauts reflecting back on their experience at the 40th anniversary, and here’s another look at the Apollo 11 landing site from lunar orbit.

If you’d like more info on Apollo 11, check out NASA’s 30th anniversary site here, and here’s the 40th anniversary page.

We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast about the Apollo 11 missions. Listen here, Episode 114: The Moon, Part 2.