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).
On September 12, 1962; John F Kennedy gathered the nation at Rice stadium in Houston Texas to give a speech about the Space Race. The speech was so inspiring that Americans wanted to practically go in space right there and then. The mission to land a man on the moon was called Apollo 11. The soviets got off to a much better start than the Americans did. In 1957 the soviets launched the first ever satellite in space called “Sputnick”.
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.
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.
They are ready for their mission to go the moon! John wants to be an astronaut when his older and Bob wants to be a scientist and an astronaut. After 5 minutes they blasted off into space and they went past the atmosphere with their super fast spaceship. The spaceship was made of metal and iron. The spaceship had twenty boosters and it had a massive fuel tank.
It seems common knowledge that in 1961 the United States of America became the first country to put a man on the moon. On the other hand, not everyone fully understands what an enormous accomplishment this was and how it has greatly impacted society today. The Apollo 11 mission not only proved that the United States was the leading super power in the world, but it also helped provide much needed nationalism, increase in support for science, math, and technology, and allowed for the technological advancements that around around today. For this reason, a monument is proposed to memorialize the numerous accomplishments made by the Apollo 11 mission. This monument will not only educate the public about the effects of the moon landing but also the
Apollo was NASA’s three-man space capsule which was unveiled in 1960. It was a dream and the goal of our country in 1961 Pres. Kennedy announced he wanted a man sent to the moon. Plus the Soviet Union was well into the space race after becoming the first in sending a man into space. The United States wanted to hold the title in becoming the first in the world to successfully send a man to the moon.
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.
Alan Bean was the captain of this endeavor along with captain Pete Conrad. They landed in the moons ocean of storms. He explored the surface of the moon while doing multiple surface experiments. They also did the amazing feat of putting the first nuclear power generator station on the moon. This mission was to get a power source on the moon.