Those were the words spoken by Neil Armstrong when the Apollo 11 craft landed on the moon in 1969. “Eagle”, however, was not the LEM’s (lunar excursion module) first call sign. Do you know what it was?
Backup Apollo 11 commander Jim Lovell (who went on to command Apollo 13) recommended the name Eagle for the lunar module. Oh, and the original call sign for the Command Module was no better: Snowcone.”
You can read for yourself at http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700011707_1970011707.pdf
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