What is the eagle on the Apollo 11 patch holding?
An olive branch.
Eagle was the callsign of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module that placed US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon on July 20th 1969. The callsign Eagle was only used while the Lunar Module was in flight during its descent to the Lunar surface and ascent to rendezvous with Columbia, the Apollo 11 Command Module. For the rest of the flight the callsign was merely Apollo 11, or 11. On the surface of…
The first manned landing on the moon was made by the Apollo 11 lander called the 'Eagle' - as in the famous words "the Eagle has landed." Subsequent Apollo missions used landers with other names. These were: Intrepid (Apollo 12) Antares (Apollo 14) Falcon (Apollo 15) Orion (Apollo 16) Challenger (Apollo 17)
The Eagle was the rocket ship that went to space with Neil Armstrong (second man on the moon), Buzz Aldrin(first man on the moon) and Michael Collins on it. It was used for the mission called "Apollo 11". The Eagle has the actual eagle on the rocket ship. It went into space on July 16th, 1969 and landed on the moon on July 20th, 1969. The rest, you may search on Wikipedia. Apollo 11