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July 16, 1969: Apollo 11 Lifts Off

The Saturn V rocket at the launch pad

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-12
Subjects: History

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
> View QuickTime [11MB]

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

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