Apollo 11 VR is the story of the greatest leap in the history of mankind.
Now for the first time, you can experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived it. Using original archive audio and film, together with accurate recreations of the spacecraft and locations, this experience will both educate and leave a deep respect for the men and women who worked on the Apollo program during NASA’s golden era.
Apollo 11 VR is a new type of documentary; not only do you get to relive the events of 1969, but you can also take control and fly the command module, land the lunar lander, explore the Moon’s surface and deploy the lunar experiments all before returning to earth in a fiery re-entry.
Take one small step today and climb aboard Apollo 11 for the journey of a lifetime.
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on July 20 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first man to step onto the lunar surface six hours later, on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. Armstrong spent about two and a half hours outside the spacecraft, Aldrin slightly less, and together they collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material for return to Earth. The third member of the mission, Michael Collins, piloted the command spacecraft alone in lunar orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin returned to it just under a day later for the trip back to Earth.
Apollo 11 was the fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program, launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida on July 16 1969. The Apollo spacecraft had three parts: a Command Module (CM) with a cabin for the three astronauts; a Service Module (SM) which supported the Command Module with propulsion, electrical power, oxygen, and water; and a Lunar Module (LM) for landing on the Moon. The Command Module (CM) was the only part that landed back on Earth. After being sent toward the Moon by the Saturn V’s upper stage, the astronauts separated the spacecraft from it and traveled for three days until they entered into lunar orbit. Armstrong and Aldrin then moved into the Lunar Module and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. They stayed a total of about 21½ hours on the lunar surface. After lifting off in the upper part of the Lunar Module and rejoining Collins in the Command Module, they returned to Earth and landed in the Pacific Ocean on July 24 1969.
Broadcast on live TV to a world-wide audience, Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface and described the event as “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled a national goal proposed in 1961 by the U.S. President John F. Kennedy in a speech before the U.S. Congress: “before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth”.