Neil A. Armstrong Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. Michael Collins
July 16, 1969
July 24, 1969
8 Days, 3 hours 22 hrs on the Moon
First manned lunar landing
This swatch of pressure-sensitive Kapton polyimide tape was cut from Columbia's thermal protection subsystem by a North American Apollo recovery team member. Applied over the external ablator surface of the Command Module, the tape was coated with aluminum and oxidized silicon monoxide to shield the spacecraft from the temperatures of outer space.