Where did Apollo 11 landed on Earth?

Where did Apollo 11 landed on Earth?

Apollo 11 (July 16–24, 1969) was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon….Apollo 11.

Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft component Apollo Lunar Module
Landing date July 20, 1969, 20:17:40 UTC
Return launch July 21, 1969, 17:54:00 UTC
Landing site Tranquility Base, Mare Tranquillitatis0.67416°N 23.47314°E

What did Apollo 11 bring back to Earth?

Apollo 11 carried the first geologic samples from the Moon back to Earth. In all, astronauts collected 21.6 kilograms of material, including 50 rocks, samples of the fine-grained lunar regolith (or “soil”), and two core tubes that included material from up to 13 centimeters below the Moon’s surface.

How hot did Apollo 11 get back to Earth?

5,000 degrees Fahrenheit
When the Apollo 11 flight crew returned from the historic Moon expedition on July 24, 1969, their command module pierced the Earth’s atmosphere traveling at 36,237 feet per second and became engulfed in a fireball burning at 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This NASA rendering depicts the Apollo 11 capsule during re-entry.

Where did Apollo 11 land in the ocean?

Pacific Ocean
Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24 at 5:50 AM local time, after traveling over 950,000 miles in a little more than 8 days. The splashdown point was 920 miles southwest of Honolulu and 13 miles from USS Hornet.

How hot is the Moon?

When sunlight hits the moon’s surface, the temperature can reach 260 degrees Fahrenheit (127 degrees Celsius). When the sun goes down, temperatures can dip to minus 280 F (minus 173 C).

Where did Apollo 14 splash down?

south Pacific Ocean
The capsule splashed down in the south Pacific Ocean, the southernmost splashdown of the Apollo program, just east of the international date line.

How do astronauts land on Earth?

When the astronauts want to return to Earth they turn on the engines, to push their spacecraft out of orbit. The spacecraft may be slowed to a safe landing speed by parachutes. The space shuttle has stubby wings so that it can land on a runway like an aeroplane, but many spacecraft splash down gently into the sea.


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