LIFT OFF 1332 GMT
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)
An outstanding Commerative Certificate available
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.