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About Apollo 11
Apollo 11 - NASA's First Moon Landing
In July 1969, a crew of three NASA astronauts set out to land on the moon. On July 20th, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps on the lunar surface, spending over 21 hours before returning to Earth. Their success captivated Americans and the world. The landing completed a ten-year mission to send Americans to the moon.
50 years on, scientific exploration has continued over the intervening decades, including significant contributions from the USU community.
Resources featured on this page and in a display at USU's Merrill-Cazier Library explore the history of NASA's scientific research, the moon landing, and their impacts.
Digital Versions of Materials on Display
Log of Apollo 11
Narrative log of activities and events during the Apollo 11 mission.
Apollo 11 Image Gallery
Photos of Apollo 11 astronauts, rockets, and commemorative events.
The First Lunar Landing (Web Page Version)
An html version of "The First Lunar Landing As Told by the Astronauts." The book is a transcript of the post-flight press conference, with accompanying images.
Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon
A digital version of the definitive reference manual to photographic images of the moon. Compiled and published as an atlas by NASA in 1971. The atlas on display is part of the USU Government Information Collection.
Online Resources for the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Apollo 11 Mission Overview
The mission overview features images, videos, and audio highlights of the historic moon landing.
Apollo 11 Footsteps
Relive the Apollo 11 surface traverse via the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). The LROC, is a system of three cameras mounted on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that capture high resolution black and white images and moderate resolution multi-spectral images of the lunar surface.
Apollo by the Numbers
This NASA publication serves as a statistical reference and encyclopedia-like description of all Apollo missions.
The Apollo Program History Links
A resource of links curated by NASA. Provides access to NASA and non-NASA resources about the Apollo Program.
Lunar and Planetary Institute's Apollo 50 Web Page
Videos, photos, and maps from the collections of the Lunar and Planetary Institute.
Key Documents in the History of Space Policy
The Space Race was well documented in government documents. Digital versions of key policy developments are viewable at this NASA web page.
Share Your Apollo Story with NASA
Become a part of history. Share your Apollo Story with NASA. As a part of NASA Explorers: Apollo, NASA invites you to contribute to an oral history project celebrating giant leaps and exploration of all kinds.
NASA Resources for Students
Lesson plans, a kids' club, and interactive activities about space are available through NASA education programs.
Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Designation
“This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)”