Apollo 11 flown heatshield fragment from the CM "Columbia"
Flown heatshield material mounted on a 7x9'' rigid foam board certified on the backside.
First manned lunar landing in history : Apollo 11
Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon july 20th 1969 in the landing area "Tranquility Base".
Buzz Aldrin followed him a bit later while Mike Collins stayed in orbit "Carrying the fire". Most likely the greatest achievement of mankind in the 20th century.
Launched july 16th at Kennedy Space Center the crew made history when they safely returned to earth july 24th and were picked up by the USS Hornet recovery ship.
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