Through the Artemis missions -named for Apollo's sister in Greek mythology- NASA is planning to test new human-class landers on the Moon from 2024, with the goal of sending a crew to the surface in 2028. This avoids numerous complicated maneuvers required to successfully pull off a soft landing when traveling directly between Earth and the Moon, increasing overall mission efficiency while mitigating at least some of the risk. Made "in partnership" with Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, the Doodle "will allow users to experience the journey to the Moon and back to Earth", according to a Google statement.
The Lunar Module Timeline Book, which was on board Apollo 11, has almost 150 notes handwritten by the astronauts - and possible traces of moondust. The excitement, fear, dread and challenges of what happened when the astronauts blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969 on NASA's Saturn V rocket, is encapsulated in an astounding video animation in today's Google Doodle. To mark its 50th anniversary, the Telegraph asks: where were you the moment Apollo 11 touched down? 13 Spectacular Facts About NASA's First Moon Mission and Apollo 11. Also among those 4,00,000 were the mission's three astronauts - Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins. Both Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin successfully steered the module to the "Sea of Tranquility", a moon crater, on July 20, 1969, commencing the historic moon landing.
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I was six years old in July 1969. Only a short while later, Armstrong became the first person to set foot and walk on the Moon, uttering the now-infamous words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".