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The Apollo 11 Flight Journal

David Woods, Ken MacTaggart and Frank O'Brien


Welcome to this 1 March 2016 release of the Apollo 11 Flight Journal, part of the Apollo Flight Journal series.

Like its companion, the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, it is intended to be a resource for all those interested in the Apollo program, whether in a passing or scholarly capacity.

This journal covers the flight of Apollo 11 from launch to splashdown. As a living document, it will continue to grow and evolve. Journals for other Apollo flights are available at the AFJ Portal.


Travelling from the Earth to the Moon
Lunar Orbit
Homeward Journey to Earth


Special presentation:

Analysis of Handwritten Notes Inside the Cabin of Apollo 11 Spacecraft CM-107 "Columbia"

at the
Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum,
Washington D.C.

Mike Collins's Tribute to Columbia
The sextant mount with Michael Collins's tribute to the spacecraft. (NASM image)

Correspondence regarding corrections, additions and typographic errors are welcome and should be sent to David Woods at , Ken MacTaggart at or to Frank O'Brien at . The most recent updates to the Journal are listed in the updates file.
The corrected transcript, commentary, and other text incorporated in the Apollo Flight Journal is protected by copyright. No portion of the Journal may be reproduced or copied onto any medium (except as required by browsing software) without express permission from the authors. Specifically, the unauthorized creation of personal copies, or of copies for sale is prohibited. Unauthorized commercial use of the Apollo Flight Journal is prohibited; and the commercial use of the name or likeness of any of the astronauts without his express permission is prohibited.

The United States Government retains a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of the Apollo Flight Journal, or to allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes.

These files are copyright © 2008 - 2010. W. David Woods, Kenneth D. MacTaggart and Frank O'Brien.

Last updated 2018-03-23