On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in one of the world greatest achievements. Their lunar module was named Eagle.
The final approach from the un-docking with the Command and Service Module took approximately 2 hours and 47 minutes. Near the surface of the moon Neil saw a boulder field and switched of the auto pilot and landed the lunar module manually in a safer area. There they stayed 21½ hours before heading back to earth. During their visit they spent more than 2½ hours outside the lunar module collecting 21½ kg rocks and soil that was carried back to earth.
Now, 2009, it is 40 years since the first lunar landing and NASA has created an anniversary page we recommend reading.
At GM next you can read more about the final approach as this game does nothing to simulate the real landing procedure. One thing is real though, the simulated environment at the surface in the game uses the real moon gravity constant 1.622 m/s2 which is about one sixth of earth gravity.
For more information about the landing procedure please read Landing the Eagle on the Moon
Another interesting link is www.wechoosethemoon.org
Eagle was created with the use of our AC3D reader lib