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
To many people the Space Race was one of the most important events of the 1900’s. It started during the cold war when the Soviets and America were racing to get the first ever man on the moon. In order for America to accomplish this goal, there had to be an ambitious president in office. Fortunately for America, John F Kennedy wanted to win this Space Race more than anyone in the United States. On September 12, 1962; John F Kennedy gathered the nation at Rice stadium in Houston Texas to give a speech about the Space Race.
Historical Background This speech was written to establish the United States efforts to begin the Space Race. In correlation to the Space Race, The Soviets were less than happy to find out there was competition to place the first man on the moon. Russia made multiple threats to the United States,
“Is this for real?” asked Alison Rigby, a 33-year-old prospective candidate of the interplanetary mission to colonize Mars, known as the Mars One mission. What can anyone possibly reply other than this if one is acquainted with such a controversial project? It is indeed thrilling, or perhaps alarming, that there are genuine intentions and even concrete plans to send people to the red planet. The good old curiosity might have prompted mankind, but with the level of technology, the amount of funding, and the degree of knowledge and experience these Earthlings, who are operating the Mars One mission, currently possess about Mars, the Mars One space rocket for the manned space voyage in 2026 might just become an enormous metallic flying tomb carrying
The spaceship had twenty boosters and it had a massive fuel tank. Then there is trouble, some parts are falling off the spaceship so they quickly landed on the moon. When they arrived they saw a weird thing on the moon. Bob thought it was an alien but John thought it was a space trooper and he also thought he was upset. So they went to help him and the nice space trooper was so excited that they came.
It put the USA’s and the USSR’s space/rocket development programs up against each other to put the first man in space and then onto the moon. The Space Race had its roots in the Arms Race and the Nuclear Rocket Program. As more and more money was piled into the Race it finally bore fruit for the Soviets on October 4, 1957, “a Soviet R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile launched Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite and the first man-made object to be placed into the Earth’s orbit” (The Space Race). The Americans put their own up the following year, Explorer 1, in the next 12 years’ great steps would be made in the field of Rocket propulsion systems and man would go into space, finally culminating with Neal Armstrong landing on the Moon in 1969. All these steps in Space exploration would never have been possible if the USA and USSR had not been continuously trying to improve on their own rocket systems in order to get ahead of each other in the Cold War.
Finally, the astronauts were quarantined due to the fact that they had been in an alien environment. In fact, there was a law passed entitled “Extra-terrestrial Exposure Law” that required the astronauts to remain in quarantine before being evaluated and processed by scientists. Afterwards, the astronauts were cleared of any alien “pathogens” and allowed to celebrate the great victory of their space mission. Historically, the moon landing represents one of the greatest space exploration missions of humankind, which was accomplished by the expert astronautical skills of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins in the Apollo 11 space
On July 20th, 1969, the Apollo 11 with astronaut Neil Armstrong and his crew, guided by thousands of NASA technicians, supposedly landed on the surface of the moon. It was certainly one of the most extraordinary events accomplished by mankind up to that date. Neil Armstrong’s first words upon stepping on the moon surface will always be remembered “ A small step for mankind, a giant leap for humanity”. Ever since then, this achievement has been a matter of discussion by several groups that either believed or disbelieved this. There are people who believe that the entire moon landing was “ The greatest government conspiracy of all time”.
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” (Armstrong). Although cliche, this moment was the crowning achievement of National Space and Aeronautics Association (NASA) and the United States during the Space Race against the Soviet Union during the 1960’s. The Soviet Union’s surprising launch of an unmanned probe into space, shocked Americans. The United States reacted with the creation of NASA and a mission to out pace the Soviets in space exploration and technology. All of this cost a lot of money, but it was money well spent.
He was the perfect man for the job because he was an excellent pilot and he had a remarkable ability to keep cool in extraordinarily dangerous situations. He learned how to land on the moon by a flying test machine called the lunar landing researched vehicle. The Apollo 11 mission occurred eight years after President John F Kennedy announced a national goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the 1960’s. Apollo 11 was the final manned mission and it took place in 1972. On January 9, 1969 Armstrong was named commander of Apollo 11, and that was the first try to land a human on the moon.