Apollo 11 Astronauts; First Men on the Moon
1969. Presumed First Edition, First thus. Collectible Button/Pin. Approximately 3.25 inches in diameter. Button/Pin has a white background. In the center are images of the three crew members Neil A. Armstrong Commander on the left, Michael Collins Command-Module Pilot in the center, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. Lunar-Module Pilot on the right. Below the three figures is an inset photograph of the head of Neil Armstrong. At the top edge is the text "Sunday July 20 1969 - First Man on the Moon" and below the image "Neil A. Armstrong". Button/pin has some wear. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit. Condition: Good.
Keywords: Astronauts, Apollo 11, Lunar Landing, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, NASA, Spaceflight, Command-Module, Lunar-Module, Moonwalk