Apollo 11 flight plan


2015-06-26 11:18:38

Apollo 11 flight plan

Apollo 11 flight plan is a document from the Apollo 11 mission which covers the preparations for man’s first step on the Moon.

The Apollo 11 flight plan was a minute by minute time line of the mission crew’s (Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins) activities.

The plan says that for the first four days of the Apollo 11 mission, the astronauts must follow closely the space route taken by Apollo 10.

The plan is made up of many sections. The first section is entitled “general” and included information such as a description of the mission, burn schedules and landmark tracking data.

The second section is called “update forms” and includes many forms the three astronauts had to fill out.

The third section is a “detailed timeline” which shows exactly what the astronauts should be doing at any given time.

The fourth section of the document, “detailed test objectives”, explains the mission’s test objectives.

The fifth section of the flight plan is entitles “consumables” which details the mission’s budget and usage of consumables.

The sixth and final section of the document is a “summary flight plan”.

Notable sale

The Apollo 11 flight plan inscribed with the words "One small step for a man—one giant leap for mankind" sold for $152,000 at a Bonhams auction in 2010.

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