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Wednesday, July 16, 1969. :   The Apollo 11 is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida, the first mission to successfully land a man on the moon.

     The Apollo 11 was the fifth manned mission in the Apollo program, the third human voyage to the moon and the first attempt to land man on the moon. The launch occurred at 1432 BST (1332 GMT) on 16 July 1969, and twelve minutes later Apollo 11 went into orbit around the Earth.

The crew consisted of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. All three had previous experience flying in space during the Gemini manned space missions. The primary purpose of the mission was to fulfil President John F Kennedy's goal of "landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth" by the end of the 1960s. Man first set foot on the moon five days later, on 21 July 1969.


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Thought For Today
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul , with all your mind, and with all your strength.
Mark 12:30 (c) GNB
It's a tall order, but when you are totally committed to the All Mighty you'll find He is totally committed to you.

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