Apollo 11 was the first ever success in traveling to the Moon, landing on the Moon, and reentering safely to Earth. It gave the United States scientific credit across the globe in achieving landing on the Moon first. The Apollo 11 mission was a great success for the United States, but how did they accomplish “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”? President John F. Kennedy had two main reasons for traveling to space, setting a national goal, and beating the Soviet Union in being the first to accomplish the space race. On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy announced a goal of sending an American to the Moon and back safely before the end of the decade.”We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because
“ Thats one small step for man one giant leap for mankind .”- neil armstrong In 102 hours 45 minutes and 43 seconds for NASA’s dream came true. 1After the launch it took that long before landing on the lunar surface. The moment they landed was one of the biggest moments in astronomical history. July 20 1969 was the exact date. 2 The very second they landed was written down and kept for reccords in the future.
He became the command pilot of the Gemini 8 Mission. He was also a backup pilot for the Gemini 11 Mission. On July 16, 1969, Neil and the other astronauts launched into space on the Apollo 11 Mission. The astronauts landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. They then returned to Earth on July 24, 1969, landing in the Pacific Ocean, north of Hawaii.
He trained to be an astronaut along with Buzz Aldrin. When the Apollo 11 entered Earth 's orbit close to 9:44 a.m. EDT, the first steps to rejuvenate the U.S. were put in motion. The "Translunar Injection" was ordered, and the moment of truth to land a human being on the Moon came. Kennedy 's vision became true three days later when the Apollo 11 entered lunar
It was planned to be a “frequently launch able and mostly reusable vehicle…” (NASA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA) Four shuttles were completed by 1985. The first space shuttle launch took place on April 12, 1981. The space shuttles were used on over 20 missions carrying Spacelab —which was a reusable laboratory— which lasted from 1983 to 1998. On April 24, 1990, NASA launched their Hubble Space Telescope, which takes high resolution images far into space and time. “Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy.” (Hubble Space Telescope https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Space_Telescope) In 1993 NASA, along with other organizations such as the Russian Federal Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, European Space Agency, and the Canadian Agency worked together to build the International Space Station.
The pace of technological evolution is quickening every day, as seen in new smartphones, tablets, and computers. While these achievements seem very impressive, they pale in comparison to the monumental achievement made by NASA, where they successfully put two men on the moon. On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy set up a national goal, and it was to perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth. Less than a decade later, that goal was fulfilled when two men, Edwin Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, landed on the moon on July 24, 1969. Within the span of less than ten years, the advancement accomplished by the United States, including the construction of state-of-the-art equipments such as rockets, and the descent to the moon surface combined to established the moon landing as the greatest achievement of mankind.
On October 4, 1957, a Soviet R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile launched Sputnik was the first satellite to orbit in the earth orbit. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a federal agency dedicated to go to space and explorate it, as well as few programs wanting to exploit the military potential of space. The Soviets Union were one step ahead, launching the first man into space in April 1961. After the Soviet Union sent Alan Shepard to become the first American man in space, President John F. Kennedy made the a speech claim that the U.S. would land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, became the first man to set foot on the moon.
The topic that I decided to research was “Space Exploration: Apollo missions.” I learned that the Apollo Program was first thought of during the Eisenhower administration to follow after Project Mercury. These missions were designed to get humans on the moon, which was one of the main goals of President Kennedy during the Cold War. Because the Soviets were ahead of the U.S in the space race, landing a man on the moon first would prove that the U.S was in a sense “better” than the Soviets during the Cold War. The Apollo Missions consisted of both manned and unmanned missions between 1961 and 1975. These missions were significant because it allowed man to finally get to the moon.
The Columbia space shuttle was first built in April 12, 1981 and launched in April 14, 1983. The shuttle had completed 27 missions before failure. On the 28 it was disintegrated and killed all seven crew members. This spacecraft could launch like a space shuttle and landed like an airplane. This space shuttle was the only one that couldn’t land on the international space station.
Neil A. Armstrong “That 's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The ever so famous Neil A. Armstrong mesmerised americans with those words along with created history. This man was the first person on the moon, he went on the Apollo 11 along with Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael collins, though only Buzz and Neil went on the moon. Neil A. Armstrong is a hero because of his braveness, inspirational and adventurous spirit. He is brave because he went to a uninhabitable place where they don 't know if his face was going to explode because of the lack of pressure. They didn 't even know if their was life on the moon.