The location of the first landing by people on the moon
, July 20 1969. Apollo 11
landed in the Sea of Tranquility
. When the Eagle lander
made contact, it became Tranquility base. Note that the orbiting command module
. The original planned landing site was much less smooth than it had appeared, and Neil Armstrong
was required to do some swift flying with little remaining fuel to set down in a flat patch.
The report to Houston mission control was, ``Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.''