The Apollo 11 mission was the first time man had been on the moon. Apollo
used a LEM (lunar excursion module) to place two people on the moon. The
LEM was made to house and support them on the surface of the moon, and fly
them back up to the command service moduale (CSM). The electric four-wheel
drive lunar rover vehicle was carried in the LEM descent module and provided
a platform from which the ascent module took off to return to the CSM in
The crew of Apollo 11 reached the moon four days into the mission. As Neil
Armstrong was stepping out on to the moon he said; "That's one small
step for man and one giant leap for man kind."
The mission was a success, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first
men to set foot on the moon in space history on July 20,1969. The world
was amazed at their accomplishment.