Two months before the anniversary of the arrival of the man to the moon, El Reloj de Sol offers a wallpapers gallery in 4k about the Apollo 11 mission that succeeded in placing a human being on the surface of the moon for the first time along with others curiosities.
The Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy (renamed in 1964 in honor of the late president, before that year it was officially known as Cape Canaveral) in Florida, United States, on July 16th , 1969, manned by Neil Armstrong (commander), Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (lunar module pilot) and Mike Collins (command module pilot). The Apollo 11 mission accomplished its purpose when the lunar module known as Eagle moonlit on July 20th on the satellite, at that moment, Armstrong and Aldrin left the ship, Armstrong was the first man to put a foot on the moon, a moment immortalized for the history with his original phrase: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”.
Curiosities of the Apollo 11 mission
Buzz Aldrin is Presbyterian and he communed on the moon while he was on board of the module thanks to a communion kit that he brought with him.
The record for the audience of the moonlit was 600 million viewers, the highest until 1981 when it was surpassed by the wedding of Princess Diana and its audience of 750 million people.
Richard Nixon, president of the United States during the Apollo 11 mission, had prepared a speech in case the mission failed and the astronauts died.
The lunar dust turned out to have an intense and unpleasant smell that later dissipated, an explanation not yet confirmed indicates that it was a chemical reaction at the moment in which the dust made contact with the air of the module.
If the door of the lunar module closed, it could pressurized again, which would make it almost impossible to reopen it, so it must have remained half-closed while the astronauts were walking on the moon surface.
Apollo Program Wallpaper gallery