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Leaving the Moon, Eagle Heads for Columbia
View of the moon as seen from the Eagle lunar module

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