Earth and the moon are separated by 384,000 km. Thanks to a laser reflector placed on the moon by Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 team in July 1969, we can measure the exact distance between Earth and the moon. High-tech quartz glass from Heraeus made this reflector possible .
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with Heraeus: Get to know the crew of the Apollo 11 mission with us, join us on board the moon rocket, and find out about the amazing space-related innovations that have improved our lives. Each week we’ll share new and exciting stories about the moon landing’s 50th anniversary, the Apollo 11 mission, and how Heraeus is continuing to help explore the unknown.