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Destination: The Moon
View of Earth from the moon

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-12

This NASA video segment shows the process of landing the Apollo 11 lunar module on the surface of the moon. Viewers watch as the lunar module separates from the command module, extends and locks its landing pads, and descends to the moon's surface. The video explains that the command module and lunar module are called Columbia and Eagle, respectively, after separation. The clip includes radio transmissions between the astronauts and mission control.

Destination: The Moon
Duration: 4 minutes 42 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Flight of Apollo 11 (The Eagle Has Landed) DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

Other video learning clips in this series:
Historical Quotations About Space Exploration
July 16, 1969: Apollo 11 Lifts Off
Lunar Module in Space
Astronauts Work Aboard the Lunar Module
Astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin Arrive on the Moon
Leaving the Moon, Eagle Heads for Columbia
The Mission Ends Safely: Astronauts Head for Debriefing
Mission Complete: Review and Evaluation