Bath & Wells Diocesan Association
Sunday, 21 July 2019 in 39m (10–0–4 in G)
600 Grandsire, 120 each Reverse Canterbury, St Simons, St Martins and 300 Plain Bob
1 Valerie Stone
2 Paul D Forbes-Harper
3 Mervyn A Arscott
4 John Hallett
5 Michael T Howes (C)
6 Charles Hunt
Rung to celebrate the First Moon Landing - Apollo 11
Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
On July 19th they entered Moon orbit and on July 20th the Lunar Module (Eagle) made its descent and landing at the Sea of Tranquillity at 2017hrs GMT.
At 0256hrs GMT July 21st, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the lunar surface, uttering that historic phrase, 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind', Neil was followed shortly after by Buzz Aldrin to begin their Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA).
The EVA lasted a total of 2.5 hours, and the distance they walked from the Lunar Module was in the region of 100 metres.
Armstrong and Aldrin spent a total of 21 hours, 36 minutes on the moon's surface.
Apollo 11 returned to earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, 13 miles from the recovery ship USS Hornet on July 24, 1969.
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