July 22, 1969: Heading Home

On July 22, 1969 the engines of the Columbia were fired to begin the trip back to Earth, the Columbia leaving lunar orbit with a speed of 3600 miles per hour.  About 15 hours later a mid course correction was made to keep the Columbia on track back to Earth.

 

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