On July 20, 1969 men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. They came in peace for all mankind. After several Apollo missions to test the hardware, navigation and maneuvers required for a lunar landing, the crew of Apollo 11 became the first to accomplish the goal. The Apollo Lunar Module was the first true spaceship designed and flown by man. It could only operate in the vacuum of space. It not only served to ferry two men to and from the surface of the moon it also served as their temporary home for up to three days on later missions. In all, six Apollo missions landed on the moon.