What a significant day to revive JourneyBeyondEarth! 49 years ago, on this day, aboard a Saturn V launch vehicle, the Apollo 11 mission launched from The Kennedy Space Center, Florida on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. The space vehicle is shown here during the rollout for launch preparation. The 3-man crew aboard the flight consisted of Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, Command Module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr - In image 2, personnel atop the 402-ft. Mobile Service Structure is looking back at the Apollo 11 spacecraft as the tower is moved away during a Countdown Demonstration Test on 11 July 1969 - Stay curious!