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Apollo 11 Moon Analysis

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This scientific study will analyze the first moon landing by NASA in the Apollo 11 space mission from July 16th to July 20th in 1969. The launching of the Apollo II program was the first designated landing of a space vehicle in the history of the human race. Under the leadership of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, the Apollo 11 mission defined one of the most important acheivements of early astronuatics in the Apollo space program. The initial stage of the mission involved being launched from the Kennedy Space Center by a Saturn V rocket. This rocket had three major parts involved in the space mission, which included a command module, service module, and lunar module that carried the three astronauts into space after the launch.…show more content…
Armstrong and Aldrin then activated the lunar landing module (aka. “Eagle”), which provided them with a space vehicle that was capable of landing on the moon’s surface. This important stage of the journey required them to command the lunar module to land in the Sea of Tranquility, which was the first time any human being attempted such a landing: “On July 20, Aldrin and Armstrong entered the Lunar Module, separated the lander from the CSM, and descended toward the surface of the Moon” (Capelotti 33). After successfully landing on the moon, Armstrong was the first to step out on the lunar surface. Which marked the first a human being every stepped onto the moon: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” (Capelotti 35). After this important step, Aldrin joined Armstrong as the second human being to walk on the moon. During this time, the astronauts spent 21.5 hours on the moon exploring the surface and taking soil samples to bring home to earth. After this period of time, the astronauts re-entered the lunar module and returned to the command module in the moon’s…show more content…
After another four days traveling between the moon and the Earth, the command module landed in the Pacific Ocean on July 24th, 1969. This marked the end of a historical space mission to travel across the void of space and to successfully land on the moon. More so, astronauts were able to walk on the moon and explore the lunar surface through direct physical contact. The previous 5 Apollo missions had been designed to travel to the moon and make lunar observations from orbit, yet this mission defied all of those observational patterns by allowing an objective obseevati9on by Astronauts on the lunar surface. Finally, the astronauts were quarantined due to the fact that they had been in an alien environment. In fact, there was a law passed entitled “Extra-terrestrial Exposure Law” that required the astronauts to remain in quarantine before being evaluated and processed by scientists. Afterwards, the astronauts were cleared of any alien “pathogens” and allowed to celebrate the great victory of their space mission. Historically, the moon landing represents one of the greatest space exploration missions of humankind, which was accomplished by the expert astronautical skills of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins in the Apollo 11 space
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