On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 mission broke the mold of space exploration programs. Three men, one spacecraft, and a Mission Control crew set off for what was supposed to be an exploration and experimentation of rocks found on the moon. This mission became one of the most miraculous events in history. The Apollo 13 is significant to exploration, encounter and exchange in history in that it set the foundation for the space program's growth and further development. The spacecraft’s crew encountered many obstacles during the mission leading NASA to take stronger precautions for future missions.
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
One of the greatest accomplishments of the Apollo missions was the integrated circuit, which led to the microchip used today. Created to minimize the amount of mass launched into space, integrated circuits are used in almost all technology today (Gaudin). While there are a few monuments to commemorate the Apollo 11 mission or Neil Armstrong, none of them incorporate all of the important effects mentioned above, as this monument would. Not only would this monument educate the public on what the Moon landing meant for the United States, it would allow them to realize how much of today’s technology they gained from the space program, a realization much needed today when the government wants to end NASA’s
The documents of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that had landed the first humans to the moon have appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos and are effective in achieving its purpose. These documents were composed by different sources appealing to the audience and its use of ethos, logos, and pathos and how they each comply to make the documents potent to its purpose. Document 2 is a speech written for president Richard Nixon in case if there was a moon disaster. This speech was addressed to US citizens to notify them that the astronauts unfortunately could not make it back. Nixon appeals to pathos by using a strong sense of adjectives to describe their hard work they have done throughout this journey.
After the long, hardships of World War Two the Cold War had begun. This was a period of distrust between global superpowers Russia and the United States of America. This brought Kennedy into the limelight with his ambitious desire for America to be the first out of the two to have a man on the Moon this then commenced the highly competitive space race. The decision was announced to the general public
John L. Swigert Jr., was born August 30, 1931 in Denver, Colorado he is a NASA astronaut too. John was apart of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 7 but the only mission he was involved in was Apollo 13, as a command module pilot. Fred W. Haise Jr. is also a NASA astronaut born on November 14, 1933 in Biloxi, Mississippi, he has four children. Fred W. Haise Jr. was involved in Apollo 13 and STS test flights-phase III 1,3,and 5. In the Apollo 13 mission Fred was the lunar module pilot.
On January 9, 1969 Armstrong was named commander of Apollo 11, and that was the first try to land a human on the moon. On July 16 1969 Armstrong and his pilots took off to the moon. About seven hours after they landed, they opened the door and walked down the ladder before he became the first man to walk on the moon, He said “that’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind “. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent more than 2 hours outside the craft. They studied the surface and collected rocks, and after a day, they left and docked with Collins while he was in orbit then all three flew back.
The last astronaut’s job was to Pilot the aircraft in Lunar orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin had finished collecting samples. Neil Armstong was officially the first man on the moon. Together Armstong and Aldrin collected about 47.5 pounds of Lunar resources to bring back to earth for testing. Overall the mission was a success in the fact that America beat the soviets in the Space Race, and also collect almost 50 pounds of Lunar resources. Apollo 11 returned 18 days later on July 24th to be greeted by a huge crowd.
His scheduled flight was postponed multiple times and gave Russia the successful chance to send the first man into space. Shepard eventually launched on May 5, 1961. He named his spacecraft, Mercury Spacecraft 7, Freedom 7. Alan Shepard became known as the second person in space and the first American in space. As technology advanced, the Soviet Union and American space programs continued to advance and compete against each other.
My topic is about “John F. Kennedy’s Moon Speech”. The speech was given by the John F. Kennedy at May 25 1961 after the astronomy landed on the moon and returned to the Earth safely. This event is one of the most important events in the astronomic history. It was the first time that people truly landed and walked on the moon. This landing event did have a great influence in the history and politics.