Sure thing sweetheart. On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy.
Dad, can you please tell me about Apollo 11?
There was a national goal set by John F. Kennedy: to land the spaceship with a group of people on the moon and then go back to Earth.
Who were the crew members?
The crew members were Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin.
Oh I've heard of Neil Armstrong, we talked about him a little bit at school today!
On July 19, Apollo 11 had flown behind the moon, losing contact with Earth. Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong spent 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon’s surface.
Whoah, I want to go to the moon too!
The flight back to the Earth was 195 hours, 18 minutes, and 35 seconds, which is about 8 days. Apollo 11 landed in the Pacific Ocean. The recovery ship, USS Hornet, was 13 miles away from Apollo 11’s landing.
The landing back at Earth was on July 24, 1969; 12:50 p.m. EST.