This scientific study will analyze the first moon landing by NASA in the Apollo 11 space mission from July 16th to July 20th in 1969. The launching of the Apollo II program was the first designated landing of a space vehicle in the history of the human race. Under the leadership of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, the Apollo 11 mission defined one of the most important acheivements of early astronuatics in the Apollo space program. The initial stage of the mission involved being launched from the Kennedy Space Center by a Saturn V rocket. This rocket had three major parts involved in the space mission, which included a command module, service module, and lunar module that carried the three astronauts into space after the launch.
In 1957 the soviets launched the first ever satellite in space called “Sputnick”. Many American people were shocked and worried that the satellite was spying on America. This encouraged NASA to try even harder to achieve winning the Space Race. Also, the Soviets beat America by putting the first ever human in space named “Yuri Gagarin”.
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.
This mission was to get a power source on the moon. He made the trek of 250,000 miles in order to complete this mission; it was worth it though, I mean look at those pictures taken by fellow astronaut Richard Gordon. He went on to be the commander
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.
The United States wanted to hold the title in becoming the first in the world to successfully send a man to the moon. Unfortunately in 1967 tragedy struck the Apollo program when Apollo 1 had a fire during a launch test killing all three crewmembers this tragedy had set the program back until NASA was able to correct the problem. Apollo spacecraft 7-10 were all “dress rehearsal” missions leading up to the Apollo 11 mission In July 1969 when Neil Armstrong stepped
Apollo 15 was a manned lunar landing that was successful. The mission was scheduled to launched on july 26, 1971 at 9:34 a.m. Apollo 15 was conducted by David R. Scott the commander, Alfred M. Worden command module pilot and James B. Irwin lunar module pilot. The location in which they landed was called Hadley Rille/Apennines. The mission was to explore the Apennines in a Lunar roving car. The space rocket landed on apennines, July 30, 1971.
He was the first person to fly around the moon. Borman earned the Space Medal of Honor in October, 1978 along with Neil Armstrong. After retiring from NASA, he became the CEO of Eastern Air Lines. In 1972, he had to find a plane that crashed in a swamp and later rescued many passengers from the sinking aircraft. In 1990, Frank Borman was inducted to the National Aerospace Hall of Fame.
The motivation for the Apollo program was a challenge that came from President John F. Kennedy. "The President challenged NASA to put a man on the moon 's surface by the end of the decade. NASA met this challenge with the Apollo Program." (What was the Apollo Program?) The challenge of putting a man on the moon was a difficult task and much was learned.
The Space Race all started on October 4th 1957 the Soviet Union launched a satellite named “Sputnik” this frightened the americans in a way because ,they thought that if the Soviet Union could launch a satellite into space they could easily launch a nuclear bomb that could very well harm their country. On Nov 3. the Russians launched another satellite that they called “Sputnik 2” it was bigger and more technologically advanced ,but the major difference between “Sputnik” and “Sputnik 2” was that “Sputnik 2” was carrying a dog “Laika”. “Laika” helped us prove that humans are able to withstand space exploration. This sparked a campaign that we called the “Space Race” eager to not fall too far behind the U.S. launched a satellite of their own on Jan 31. called the “Explorer 1” this satellite then put the