Apollo 11 blasted off on July 16, 1969. Edwin, Micheal Collins, Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were on Apollo 11. About four days late Apollo 11 landed on the moon. They landed on the moon in the Lunar Module. Neil was about 39 when he first went on the moon. The entire EVA lasted more than two and a half hours, ending at exactly 111 hours and 39 minutes into the mission. Neil Armstrong spent exactly 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon’s surface. Armstrong wasn’t just a American astronaut. He was a aeronautical engineer, naval aviator, test pilot and university professor. Neil Alden Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta OH. Neil had two wives and they were Janet Shearon and Carol Held Knight. He had three children and they were Mark Armstrong, Karen Armstrong and Eric Armstrong. Neil had another mission called Gemini 8. Gemini 8 launched on March 16, 1966. Gemini 8 was the sixth manned spaceflight in NASA’s Gemini program. The mission Gemini 8 conducted the first docking of two spacecraft in orbit, but sustained the first critical in-space system failure of a U.S. spacecraft which threatened or you could say scared the lives of the astronauts and required immediate abort of the mission which is Gemini 8. David Scott was also on the mission. Armstrong died on August 25, 2012 in Cincinnati OH. He died from Complication in surgery at age 82.
James Alton “Jim” McDivitt, is an American former test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut who flew in the Gemini and Apollo programs. James’s first space flight was Gemini 4. The rocket launched on June 3 1965. Gemini 4 was the second manned space flight in NASA’s Project Gemini, taking place or occurring in June 1965. It was the tenth manned American spaceflight. Astronauts James McDivitt and Ed White the Earth 66 times in four days, making it the first US flight to approach the five-day flight of the Soviet Vostok 5. The rocket was a Titan II GLV, s/n 62-12559. The launch mass was 3,570 kilograms (7,880 lb). McDivitt’s second space flight was the Apollo 9. Apollo 9 launched on March 3 1969. The EVA duration took 77 minutes. The spacecraft was a Apollo CSM-104; Apollo LM-3. Apollo 9 was the third crewed mission in the United States Apollo space program and the first flight of the command and service module with the lunar module. Its three-person crew consisted of Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart. The spacecraft took 10 days to land. McDivitt was born on June 10, 2019 in Chicago IL. McDivitt won the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, NASA Agency Honor Awards-Exceptional Service Medal and the Air Medal. James McDivitt was a student at Kalamazoo Central High School and University of Michigan.
Jon Andrew McBride, is a retired American naval officer and aviator, fighter pilot, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut. John’s first space mission was STS-41-G. STS-41-G was the 13th flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the sixth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger. Challenger launched on 5 October 1984, and conducted the second shuttle landing at Kennedy Space Center on 13 October. The mission duration took 8 days, 5 hours, 23 minutes and 33 seconds. Robert Crippen, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Sally Ride, David Leestma, Paul Scully-Power and Marc Garneau were also members of STS-41-G. The crew size was 7 and the launch mass was 110,120 kilograms (242,780 lb) There were 133 orbits completed. The period of time was about 1.5 hours.