Apollo Space Mission And Mission

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“[We chose to go to the moon, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.]” (Kennedy, Space.com) This piece of John F Kennedy’s speech was the fuel for the American space race. It was the birth of the Apollo space mission series, and man’s desire to reach the moon. In the year 2017, the takeaway from the several Apollo missions still resonate today. Being the last set of missions to set foot on the moon, the message for the people seemed clear: Hope. Throughout the entirety of the mission, many small flaws were the cause of major incidents. From the beginning, Apollo had a catastrophic start. Three of its original seven members were incinerated due to design failure of the lunar module. This rough start to NASA’s biggest space program seemed to be the anchor that would stop the ship from moving. As news anchors pointed out as a result of this event, “Apollo [was] out of control.” However, despite the negative feedback of the general population, NASA charged forward with its mission. The result was magnificent, and Neil Armstrong was the result of the hope centered around the mission. His first step on the moon was proof that giving up after the first obstacle, could be the mistake that can never change. Armstrong’s first words to the American people while stepping on the moon changed the desire for space exploration as a whole. His statement, “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” (Armstrong, Wikipedia) was the basis for the rest of the Apollo
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