Landing Apollo 11 on the Moon was a watershed event for humanity. But, the Apollo program required unprecedented engineering innovations so that Neil Armstrong could take that fateful first step.

Panelists include spacecraft propulsion engineer Henry Pohl, structures and materials engineer Tom Moser and spacesuit subsystem manager Jim McBarron. They discuss the unique challenges of building a system to dock two spacecraft while in orbit, transit to the Moon, land on its surface and return safely.

Learn more about lunar science in our Starship Gallery, home to our Lunar Sample Vault with a Moon rock you can touch, the Apollo 17 spacecraft, a lunar rover and more!