Apollo 11 Training Material

Collection ID:
bulk 1969
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a memorandum from the Chief, Flight Planning Branch to the Chief, Crew Station Branch regarding the proper placement of instructional decals on equipment, including seven enclosures with black and white photographs of the equipment showing the decals; one 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph of a mock-up of the EVA (extra-vehicular activity) "cuff card" for the Lunar Module Pilot; computer printout of draft of cue cards for One Man EVA; six pages of proofs for One-Man Pre- through Post- EVA data card kit along with a drawing showing the deployed and stowed positions of the data card kit inside the lunar module; and final NASA printed publications "Final EVA Procedures Apollo 11" (May 26, 1969) and "Lunar Surface Checklist" (June 16, 1969).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Apollo program began as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) long-term plan for lunar exploration. Following President Kennedy's speech of May 25, 1961, which called for a lunar landing by the end of 1969, NASA accelerated its development scheme accordingly. Apollo 11 (16 July - 24 July 1969) was the fourth manned flight of the program and the first manned landing on the moon. The mission objectives were to "perform a manned lunar landing and return; conduct scientific experiments; [and] collect soil and rock samples for return to Earth." The three-man crew, Neil A. Armstrong (Commander), Michael Collins (Command Module Pilot), and Edward E. Aldrin, Jr. (Lunar Module Pilot) accomplished all mission objectives. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon in the Sea of Tranquility at 3:17pm on July 20, 1969, and, six hours later, Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon at 9:55pm. The two men spent two hours outside the lunar module and gathered 21kg of lunar samples before lifting off at 12:54am July 21, 1969, to rendezvous with Collins. Dr. Donald R. Maitzen worked with NASA's Flight Planning Branch as the Task Manager for On-Board Data for Apollo 11.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donald R. Maitzen, Gift, 2009

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation
Apollo 11 Training Material, Accession 2009-0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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