APOLLO XI July 16, 1969
LIFT OFF 1332 GMT

5Øth Anniversary
FIRST MANNED LUNAR LANDING 
1969 - 2Ø19

Downloadable 50th Anniversary First Manned Lunar Landing Certificate - PDF Format


50th ANNIVERSARY FIRST MANNED LUNAR LANDING GROUP
will be sponsoring special event station 
W B 4 I C J
Using original Call Sign to commemorate the FIRST MANNED LUNAR LANDING in 1969.
Operation will be centered 80/40/20 Meters. Modes: SSB/FT8

2019 Event Dates / July 14 (9AM Central) to July 20 (Midnight Central)
(July 14, 2019 - 1400 UTC to July 24, 2019 - 0500 UTC)

An outstanding Commerative Certificate available for download
for contacts made, available upon completition of event
Others send in a confirmation QSL & $5. to ensure a direct
mailed printed certificate after the event. No IRCs, cheques or stamps
We will also be providing an EQSL during the event
WE DO NOT QSL OTHER THAN EQSL

Downloadable 50th Anniversary First Manned Lunar Landing Certificate - PDF Format

Space Center Amateur Radio Group
P.O. Box 340
Carbon Cliff, IL  61239-0340

 

Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida. It was the fifth crewed mission of NASA's Apollo program. 

On July 20, 1969 the lunar module of Apollo 11 became the first manned spacecraft to land safely on the Moon in the area named Mare Tranquillitatis, commonly known as the Sea of Tranquility. The module was manned by Commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. Upon landing, Armstrong called Houston base and reported "The Eagle has landed". A few hours later, Armstrong stepped onto the surface and reported "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". Aldrin followed minutes later. After a stay of 21 hours and 36 minutes during which the astronauts took photographs, conducted experiments and collected samples of rock and soil, they lifted off. The lunar module then docked with the orbiting command module that was piloted by Michael Collins. On July 24, the craft splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean. 
                                          

The astronauts were recovered by the USS Hornet.