Photos: The story of Apollo 11

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9:32 a.m, Wednesday, July 16, 1969 - The story of Apollo 11

Source:  Rex Features

9:32 a.m, Wednesday, July 16, 1969 - The story of Apollo 11

At 9:32 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 16, 1969, the swing arms move away and a plume of flame signals the liftoff of the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle and astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A.

 

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