A Great Accomplishment By Man Was Made

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On July 20,1969 a great accomplishment by man was made. It was a huge milestone in the science community. Everyone who owned a television tuned in to watch the greatest accomplishment of the year. The landing of the moon is probably to this day still one of the biggest scientific breakthrough. But several different conspiracies risen suggesting that it never occurred and it was some hoax. On July, 16 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were aboard Apollo 11 strapped in for their mission is. At 9:32 AM the rocket was launched into the sky. Twelve minutes later the rocket was already in the Earth’s orbit. After being in the Earth’s orbit for over an hour Apollo 11 finally got the “go” to finally make their journey…show more content…
The landing was actually what they were most worried about because of the unknown rampant. But luckily everything went according to plan.(NASA,One Giant Leap For Mankind) At 10:56 p.m. Armstrong was more than ready to be the first human to set foot on the moon. More than half a billion people were watching on television while he was climbing out of the rocket and down the ladder. He also said his most famous quote” That’s one small step for a man,one giant leap for mankind. Aldrin then joined him shortly after and offered the audience with a simple description of the lunar surface describing it as “magnificent desolation.” The crew explored the surface for two and a half hours, collecting various samples and taking pictures of everything.(NASA,One Giant Leap For Mankind) After exploring they left behind an American Flag , to honor the fallen Apollo 1 crew, and a plaque on one of Eagle’s legs. It reads”Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon, July 1969 A.D. we came in peace for mankind. Then Armstrong and Aldrin blast off and dock with Collins in Columbia. On July 24 Kennedy’s challenge was accomplished. To have men from Earth to walk on the moon with a safe returning.(NASA,One Giant leap for Mankind) Some people go on to say that of all this didn 't occur or that there is only some
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