“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” are words that astronaut, Neil Armstrong declared as people around the world attentively watched him take the first steps on the moon. That moment would be documented in history and talked about for years to come. The Apollo 11 mission had left many doubts to those watching the spectacle. Would Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin successfully set foot on the moon? Or was this launch a disaster waiting to happen? The following texts, In Event of Moon Disaster by President Nixon’s speechwriter, William Safire, and The July 16, 1969, Launch: A Symbol of Man’s Greatness by novelist, Ayn Rand, both express the possibility of a disaster as well as the relief and contentment for the men on
In 1969, the Apollo 11 launch happened and became something rightfully important to the United States. It was the talk of every news stations and newspapers. These two men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had risked their lives to do something the whole world had not done before. They became the first men to walk the moon and this became something historical. After walking the moon, they placed the American flag on it too, and to this day it is still there.
The Apollo 11 mission was one of the most significant events in the space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. after the USSR launched Sputnik, the first satellite, and successfully sent a man into space, America rushed to develop the technology that the Soviets already had, prompting the creation of the Apollo program. Apollo 11 was a mission to complete the first manned lunar landing. The mission was considered a great success, and was a win for the United States in the Space Race. The Apollo 11 mission had a crew of three men: Neil Armstrong, the commander, Buzz Aldrin, the lunar module pilot, and Michael Collins, the Command module pilot. All three men had previous experience in space on various Gemini missions. Armstrong
I began this book with mediocre expectations. I’m not much for reading novels, especially those as strenuous and non-fictional as the book of our topic. You could say I'm hard to interest. I assumed this read would just be the typical chore that reading books usually is to me, but as I so quickly found myself getting lost in the density written upon this book’s 383 factually packed pages and was engrossed by the photos printed in the middle of the book, I changed my mind. My expectations were pleasantly exceeded! I say with complete confidence that this novel is like nothing I have read before.
At the beginning of the 1960s, many Americans believed they were standing at the dawn of a golden age. On January 20, 1961, the handsome and charismatic John F. Kennedy became President of the United States, influencing events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Apollo 11 space mission. Following JFK in his achievements, MLK helped African-Americans gain civil rights by leading nonviolent protests, such as the 1963 March on Washington. New technology, such as the ATM and ARPAnet, seemed new and improved to the public positively, changing their lives. Many people also liked to design and wear new clothing and styles, such as art-type clothing and pop music-inspired clothing. This decade was a time of prosperity. One historian at history.com, remarking on JFK’s confidence, stated, “the government possessed big answers to big problems”; that seemed to set a tone for the rest of the decade.
As science has progressed over the years, there have been many forms of exploration and discovery to find the answers we seek. One of the best examples are the Apollo space mission that were done by legendary astronauts and scientists. There have been many individuals over the years that wanted to know what was in space, but scientists now have the technology to experiment machines that can easily answer the questions of the universe we have. An article by Ronald J. White talks about how these missions have been accomplished for more than 40 years and how these events have made advancements on how people are able to travel through space when discovering the worlds that lie beyond our planet. After so many years of research, we have found so
The Apollo 13 is NASA’s seventh Apollo space mission taking human beings into the outer space. The Launch took place at Kennedy Space Center. The crew consisted of three men, James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise. “Houston, we have a problem…” was the saying that leads to the tragic event that took place on April 11, 1970.
"That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," were the words heard across America, from astronaut Neil Armstrong when he took his first steps on the surface of the moon on July 20,1969. President John F. Kennedy felt very passionate about the United States, accomplishing the historical feat of landing on the moon. On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy made a speech in front of Congress stating, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space.” Through the dedication and efforts
The Apollo space missions of the 60’s and 70’s mark a time when space was the final frontier and the only destination world leaders had their view set upon. The cold war in full swing, each nation wanted to prove its dominance without total world destruction, was the single greatest driving force in the space race to the moon. But how do we invent, build, and use a set of technologies barely dreamed of by the most elite scientists? Rockets, computers, practical space suits, and a lunar lander/space shuttle all had to be built nearly from scratch with almost no past experience. The history of rockets comes from German scientists in the Second World War seeking ways to deliver explosives to enemy forces (Funk). We asked many of these experienced
The Apollo Mission started out as an idea that John F. Kennedy came up with. He said that he would send people to the moon and they would return to Earth safely. There were many things that would have to go into this mission. For example, what was the safest way to get the astronauts to the moon? How long would it take? What do we need to do to prepare for the moon landing? All of these questions played a part in the Apollo mission.
I chose the topic of the Space Exploration: Apollo missions. This has always interested me and I found that it was a lot more than just space exploration. This was a political race that was between the United States and Soviet Union “Russia”. I was shocked to find out that this was a controversial topic, because many people believe that we never made it in space and others think that the moon landing was a hoax.
July 20 1969, the moment frozen in every person’s mind as the single most important event which captured the strength and ingenuity of the human race. Commander of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, is often solely attributed with the success of the moon landing. Often forgotten, however, is the thousands of people who worked tirelessly to ensure the space landing was a success. During the peak of the Apollo program, a workforce including 90 000 engineers and scientists, 20 000 from industrial firms and 100 universities were employed forming the “apex of a social pyramid comprising the scientific, technical, and industrial power of a whole society,” (Mclaughlin, 1999). In addition to physical manpower, the moon landing was also enabled due to several
The topic I chose to write about was Space Exploration and Apollo missions. As far back as I can remember I wanted to be an Astronaut and space exploration has always interested me that was the reason for choosing this topic to write about.
The cosmos has always been fascinating. From the Maya to the Egyptians to the Greeks, reading into what is beyond our terrestrial existence has been an ongoing process. We’ve come a long way from using the stars for calendars and religion. Our advancing technology allows us to probe, and explore. It would be a shame not to go searching, given that it is a very human thing to do.
Looking out of our miniscule earth, cosmologists have observed the mysterious perplexities of the universe for many millenniums. As far as history tells us, astronomers began to identify spots of light that moved among the stars. The points of light were named planets and today are still being studied. Humans forever possess an ambition for exploring the unknown and searching for answers hidden in the universe. This need is driven by ones genetic coding to evolve, thrive and survive. Space exploration is driven by that desire, allowing for the discovery of the vast universe, incredible technology and possibly a new habitat.