Photos: Apollo 11 pictures that amazed us

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Saturn V Giant boosters Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 pictures that amazed us

Source:  Rex Features

Saturn V Giant boosters Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 pictures that amazed us

Apollo 11 was the first in the Apollo series to have the capability of staging a manned lunar landing and launched on July 16, 1969. Members of the Apollo 11 prime crew were Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, Command Module (CM) Pilot; and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., Lunar Module (LM) pilot. The giant booster is 138 feet (42.0624 meters) tall, 33 feet (10.0584 meters) in diameter and produces 7.5 million pounds of thrust from its five powerful engines.

 

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