Apollo 11 mission control, Day Three. The Apollo 11 mission to the Moon took place from 16-24 July 1969, with this footage showing mission controllers on Day Three (18 July 1969) while the spacecraft was on its way to the Moon. The astronauts forming the three-man crew are mission commander Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin and Command Module pilot Michael Collins. The Apollo 11 mission was the first landing by humans on the Moon, with Armstrong and Aldrin descending to the surface in the Lunar Module, while Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module. The mission controllers are at NASA's Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, USA.