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Leaving the Moon, Eagle Heads for Columbia

View of the moon as seen from the Eagle lunar module

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

This NASA video segment shows the Eagle lunar module ascending from the moon's surface and preparing to dock with the Columbia command module during the Apollo 11 mission. Viewers watch the Eagle leave the moon, move into orbit with Columbia, and position itself for docking. The video clip includes the three astronauts' personal reflections about the experience.

Leaving the Moon, Eagle Heads for Columbia
Duration: 3 minutes 15 seconds
> View QuickTime [11MB]

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
Destination: The Moon
Astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin Arrive on the Moon
The Mission Ends Safely: Astronauts Head for Debriefing
Mission Complete: Review and Evaluation

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild