Apollo 11 Achievements

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Apollo 11 was the first ever success in traveling to the Moon, landing on the Moon, and reentering safely to Earth. It gave the United States scientific credit across the globe in achieving landing on the Moon first. The Apollo 11 mission was a great success for the United States, but how did they accomplish “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”?
President John F. Kennedy had two main reasons for traveling to space, setting a national goal, and beating the Soviet Union in being the first to accomplish the space race. On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy announced a goal of sending an American to the Moon and back safely before the end of the decade.”We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because
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They were the first to return samples from another planet. They collected basalt and dark-colored igneous rocks that were about 3.7 billion years old. After they planted the flag, President Richard Nixon spoke with them on a telephone radio transmission. He considered it the “most historic phone call ever made from the White House”. There was a plaque on the lunar landing vehicle that was signed by Neil Armstrong, President Nixon, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. The plaque had a map of the Earth and said “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind”.
Aldrin and Armstrong docked back and rejoined Collins at 5:35 p.m. On July 22, at 12:56 a.m, Apollo 11 began its journey back. On July 24, 12:50 p.m, the Apollo 11 splashed safely into the Pacific Ocean and was recovered a ship called the USS Hornet.
Apollo 11 was one of the greatest achievements the United Sates had accomplished. It really put an impact to the future of space travel. Today, the United Sates and the Russians work and help each other in space travel. President Kennedy set a national goal that changed the future of

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