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The Mission Ends Safely: Astronauts Head for Debriefing
The lunar command module floats in the ocean as a helicopter hovers nearby

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 return of the Apollo 11 command module to Earth after completing the first human moon landing. Viewers watch as the command module re-enters Earth's atmosphere, the recovery helicopter airlifts astronauts, and the astronauts enter the quarantine van. The emphasis of this video clip is on the significance of the event for humankind.

The Mission Ends Safely: Astronauts Head for Debriefing
Duration: 5 minutes 05 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
Leaving the Moon, Eagle Heads for Columbia
Mission Complete: Review and Evaluation