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“This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” - Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 July 20th, 1969. Apollo 11 landed on uninhabited land. Over 200,000 miles away humans walked on the moon after many attempts and failures. Sure, the United States won the overall Space Race that it had going with the USSR. But how close was the USSR to succeeding? The two most technologically advanced civilizations in the history of Earth up to that point in time had a goal, and both countries were ruthless in the attempt to reach that goal. But where did it all begin? Who thought of the insane idea to build a rocket, and travel into the unknown almost a quarter million miles away? It all dates back to World War II and the creation of rockets, atomic…show more content…
On the US side, less than a month before the anticipated launch, during a routine test, an electrical fire swept through the cabin killing the entire crew. On the other side of the race, the USSR was still moving far ahead of the US and had actually sent up a single pilot rocket, Soyuz 1, to the moon only to have malfunctions in its launch, ultimately sending it spiraling back towards Earth and also killing the crew member inside. Although this was a major setback, both nations kept going. It did not take long for the United States to realize what caused there problem in their test run, and they quickly fixed it. Only a little time after, Apollo 11 was fixed and set for launch. July 16th, 1969, Apollo 11 left Earths atmosphere swimmingly and was headed straight for the moon. A short three days later, the crew arrived and became the first humans to step foot on the moon. The United States achieved their goal, and the USSR did not. Landing a man on the moon is still looked upon as one of the biggest scientific accomplishments in the history of mankind. Especially given the time period, and what little they had work with, it is truly

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