Moon Landing Speech

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Magic: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These were the words that Neil Armstrong declared when he stepped down from the Apollo 11 spacecraft onto the moon’s surface. A human walking on the moon is no small feat. It would’ve cost more than 100 billion dollars today. The journey itself took a hundred thousand engineers, technicians, and scientists, and even then, they were problems. This 8-day event is a huge marker in history. And so today, my group members and I will give a presentation about the First Moon Landing.

Owen: Thank you, Magic. Now onto my content. What is the Space Race? The Space Race, a competition which grew out of the cold war with both sides wishing to exploit propaganda and military benefits of making the first forays beyond the Earth’s surface and atmosphere It lasted from 1955 to 1972. The USSR won the early victories of this race. It put Sputnik 1 in space on October 4, 1957, along with the first man in space (Yuri A. Gagarin) on April 12, 1961. After that, President John F. Kennedy announced in May 1961 that within a decade, an American would land on a moon and came safely home. Then, the Apollo mission began. The Americans were able to put the first man on the moon (Neil Armstrong) on July 20, 1969 in a mission called Apollo 11. All astronauts made it back to Earth and the USA declared the space race won.

Will: And now, we’re moving next to the spacecraft structure. Apollo 11 is a 3-part module that was sent to space via
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