APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING
50TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL RACE
Registration Now Open & Medals Are Shipping
Complete your race challenge anytime, and ANYWHERE between the above dates. Report your time on our website, and we will send your medal. Challenge your friends & family and make it FUN!
REGISTRATION is now open for celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission & Moon Landing!!
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Our medal is a 3 inch round replica of the medallion designed specifically for the Apollo 11 mission and the astronauts, and features a rendering of the mission patch on the front, with the astronaut's names and flight dates stamped on the back. Originally, there were three gold medallions minted for the three astronauts only and 450 silver medallions. All of the medallions, except 10 that went missing prior to the mission, were flown into space on the Apollo 11 mission. The practice of producing these mission-specific medallions began during the Apollo 7 mission.
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