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Apollo 11 worldwide tour, London, October 1969. Footage of the Apollo 11 astronauts and their wives meeting Queen Elizabeth II during the London leg of the global Presidential Goodwill Tour that took place from 29 September to 5 November 1969. The footage shows Neil Armstrong entering the room first, with his wife Janet. He is followed by Mike Collins and his wife Patricia, and then Buzz Aldrin and his wife Joan. Other members of the royal party are Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (the Queen's husband), Princess Margaret (the Queen's sister), and three of her children: Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. For just the Queen and the astronauts, see clip K006/5577. Officially called the Giantstep Apollo 11 tour, the route took the Apollo 11 astronauts and their entourage to 27 cities in 22 countries over a period of 37 days. NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins were the crew of the historic Apollo 11 mission (16-24 July 1969), achieving the first landing by humans on the Moon on 20 July 1969. Around 100 million people turned out across the world to see the men who had been to the Moon. The visit to London, United Kingdom, took place from 14-15 October 1969.
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