On May 25, 1961, President JFK spoke about sending a man to the moon. Just over 8 years later, July 16, 1969, 3 astronauts were launched into space during the Apollo 11 mission. Onboard were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. It was not until 4 days later on July 20, 1969 that the world watched with bated breath as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module, Eagle, on the surface of the moon while Michael Collins orbited above. They were on the surface for approximately 2 1/2 hours.