24,000 MILES PER HOUR

That's the speed that Apollo 11 coasted toward the moon. It took three days to get there.

40 POUNDS

That's how much moon rock Armstrong and Aldrin brought back from the trip. In all, the Apollo program astronauts brought back more than 800 pounds of rock.

"FLY ME TO THE MOON"

TheFrank Sinatra recording that Buzz Aldrin played while on the moon's surface.

HUNDREDS OF AUTOGRAPHS

That's what Aldrin, Collins and Armstrong signed and left behind for their families in case of their deaths. The astronauts couldn't afford life insurance plans, so they figured autographed envelopes were the next best thing.

IT WAS CERTAINLY LONG-DISTANCE

On the moon, Armstrong and Aldrin took a phone call fromPresident Richard Nixon, who said, "This certainly has to be the most historic phone call ever made from the White House."

500–600 MILLION

That's how many people (one-fifth of the world's population) watched the moonwalk on TV or followed along via live radio.

"BUZZ" LIGHTYEAR

The Toy Story character, originated in 1995, is named after astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

VIRGIN GALACTIC

Sir Richard Branson said that the moon landing inspired him to found his own private spaceflight company.

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