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July 16, 1969: Apollo 11 Lifts Off
The Saturn V rocket at the launch pad

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

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-12

This NASA video segment describes the immense preparation and effort expended to make the dream of landing on the moon a reality. Viewers learn that thousands of people were involved and that astronauts Collins, Aldrin and Armstrong went through extensive training for the mission. The clip includes footage of the astronauts entering the rocket and of the launch.

July 16, 1969: Apollo 11 Lifts Off
Duration: 3 minutes 13 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
Lunar Module in Space
Astronauts Work Aboard the Lunar Module
Destination: The Moon
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