Incredible graphics show how astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission would have survived on-board the Saturn V rocket, how they prepared for the mission and even what food they ate during their stint.
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were the three astronauts who made history in 1969 when they landed on the moon and have been celebrated ever since.
They were kitted out with specialised suits which cost over $100,000 each. Each suit came with an emergency oxygen reserve as well as a water tank and was estimated to have weighed a whopping 180 pounds.
Apollo 11 was the first mission that put humans on the moon, with both Armstrong and Aldrin gracing the surface while Collins piloted the lunar orbiter himself.
It was the culmination of a decade of engineering effort and scientific innovation driven by the famous space race between the Soviet Union and the US.
The graphics also give a comprehensive timeline of the moon landing from its launch to its entry into the earths atmosphere and of course, the all important moon walk.
They also show exactly how the crew would go about tasks such as eating food, using the toilet and also reveal what they managed to bring home from their once in a life time journey.
Mission incredible! The above graphic details everything about the Apollo 11 mission from its crew, to life on board and even what they did once they landed back on planet earth
This timeline of the orbit shows how the astronauts progressed after the rocket launch and how they went on to land, take steps on the moon and even moon walk. The Lunar module transposition was also fitted with a command/service module which detached from Saturn V and rotated through 180 degrees before docking prior to its journey to the moon
The Lunar Module was made up of many components, one of the most important being the fuel component. At one point levels were down and as the Lunar Module landed there had only been a minute’s worth of fuel left. The module was also fitted with a camera which captured the amazing moment that Armstrong walked on the moon. It also had features such as a plastic coating which reflected the sun’s heat and insulated the spacecraft
The service module consisted of a fuel tank, a side hatch and a helium tank – while the command module was equipped with drogue parachutes, a fuel cell and a food compartment. While on board the crew were rationed to 2,800 calories a day and freeze dried meals were prepared which included chicken stew. When it came to using the toilet, crew had to defecate into a bag that would kill bacteria
The space suits worn by the astronauts were made by high-skilled seamstresses at the International Latex Corporation. Each crew member’s underwear was made to cover their whole body and had hundreds of feet of tubing running around it which would circulate cold water in order to stop the men overheating. This is while the suits weighed around 180 pounds and were made of 25 layers of protective material
Mission control was able to watch as Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the moon. Once heading back to planet earth, the crew were picked up in the Pacific Ocean and then had to spend 21 days in quarantine just in case they had picked up any alien infections on their travels. Crew members also decided to bring trophies back to home soil and brought back rocks as well as samples of lunar soil from up to five inches below the surface of the moon