Apollo 11 Mission: July 20, 1969

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President Kennedy's Historic Speech-May 25, 1961


Just 20 days after Alan Shepard's first flight into space, President John F. Kennedy made his historic speech to Congress. He challenged the nation to land "a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth" before the end of the decade.

Apollo 11 Mission Objective

The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth.

What was the location of the Apollo 11 capsule’s return to Earth?

The Pacific Ocean at 12:50 p.m. on July 24.