The Apollo Program (1963-1972) was a series of missions with a goal to land humans on the moon. The program’s objective, set by President Kennedy in 1961, was achieved nine short years later (The Apollo Missions). Of the program, six were successful in doing so, Apollo 11 being the first to achieve that goal (Williams). The crew contained Neil Armstrong, Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. , and Michael Collins.
Kennedy played a major role in creating NASA and winning the Space Race. He persuaded Congress to fund space exploration which lead to the United States winning the Space Race and eventually NASA made many life changing discoveries that contributed so much knowledge and wisdom to science. Now we have a much better grasp on the outer space and the unknown. On September 12, 1962 at the Rice Stadium, John F. Kennedy delivered a speech that ignited and generated new-found excitement in the American people. Those who were previously against the funding of space exploration were now touched by Kennedy’s speech and were determined to discover more about outer space. In his speech Kennedy quoted George Mallory, a famous mountaineer. “Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, "Because it is there. "Well, space is there, and we're going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there.” Kennedy’s determination and leadership excited and interested the American people. Now there were not as many people against space
President John F. Kennedy once said “The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission” . Whether this statement was meant to describe the circumstances of the Cold War, or to display reasons for the use of the atomic bomb, these simple words brought understanding to the American people. That is, until the assassination of President JFK, himself. His death brought a widespread cloud of confusion to the nation. As people sought justice for this crime, many critical things were overlooked. The investigation of Kennedy’s assassination was riddled with mistakes
On July 20, 1969, humanity did itself proud in spite of all its wars, sadism, hatred, and insanity. We set foot on another planet. Men walked on the moon. This changed our belief in what we could accomplish.
On July 16, 1969, NASA launched a shuttle into space containing Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin. They were going to be the first people to step foot on the Moon. This mission into the unknown caused a commotion on Earth. Many reputable news sources across the world created various sources about this event. These are weighted with the high emotions that ran through the world as well as the facts gathered as the brave men first put their footprints on the barren surface of the Moon. The creators of each peice used logos, pathos, and ethos to get the desired response from their audiences.
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.
On May 25, 1961 President John F. Kennedy paved the way for the world’s first lunar landing when he announced the US’s ambitious goal to place an American on the moon before the end of the decade. This historic announcement was fueled by desires to beat the Soviet Union, and show the United State’s dominance, the need for a uniting cause among the American people, and a desire to lead the world in the scientific field.
It was on July 20, 1969 that Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon, and said his most famous words, "That 's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." 45 years later NASA calls the Apollo 11 missions one of the crowning achievements of the 20th century. Started after President Kennedy’s speech to send a man to the moon, NASA had to play catch up in order to beat the Soviet Union and become the first country to land a man on the moon.
On May 25, 1961 President John F. Kennedy gave an inspirational speech stating, “I believe 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 Earth” (“Apollo 11”). This small statement would make a huge impact on the world. Amazingly enough a short eight years later Apollo 11 would lift off from Kennedy Space Center. Inside would contain two men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who would live out the rest of their lives in fame of being the first humans on the
In 1961, the United States of America was embroiled in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. This confrontation was taking place not only on land, sea and air, but in space as well. On May 25th, 1961 recently elected US President John F. Kennedy addressed a joint session of Congress, during which he outlined his now famous Man on the Moon challenge. It was through this ambitious dream that the creation of the National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA) came about, which President Kennedy challenged to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Although he didn't live to see the achievement of his dreams, the United States successfully landed Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin on the moon on July 20, 1969 and
Following the cold war and Russia’s Sputnik satellite, a display of power and strength for the us was of the utmost importance. Kennedy was determined to launch the NASA program and show the rest of the world the advanced technology and superior will power that the united states had in its endeavor into space. On July 20th 1969, americans watched are there new televisions as Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. This served as a sort of healing for the country following Kennedy’s assassination. The landing also celebrated all the hard work and money that our nation had put into this
JFK was an amazing person, president, and actor. He was born on May 29, 1917. He went to Canterbury, but he was a very mischievous boy. He then continued to The Choate school for most of his life then sent off to Harvard for college. John was a very brilliant boy but didn't show it much. He preferred spending his time playing sports, hanging out with girls, and of course joking around. His first few years at Harvard was all about laughter but some studies. Later, John, and upperclassman now, started to get serious about his work. He did very well in college and, after graduation he joined the U.S. Navy. In the Navy, he received a Corps Medal and a Purple Heart. After his discharge from the Navy, he decided to run for
Out of the huge selection of presidents to choose from that served our country, John F Kennedy deserves the rights to be considered one of the greatest presidents of all time. In the short time amount of time that he served before he was assassinated, he still made an impact and was also the youngest that was ever elected at the age of 23. He had many defining moments during his time and the way he led the country is what tagged him to be one of the greatest presidents that the United States has ever had. He showed leadership, passion, and responsibility toward his country. He may not have been the perfect president, but Kennedy did a lot to make a positive impact to our people and communities.
During the 1960’s, President John F. Kennedy proposed a challenge that the United States could get a man on the moon within the decade. On July 17, 1969 NASA launched their Apollo 11 mission, piloted by Michael Collins. The goal was to get man onto the moon. It took the spacecraft 72 hours to enter lunar orbit. On July 20, man landed a spacecraft on the moon. 7 hours later Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the moon surface. As the now famous statement goes, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” said Armstrong. For the next few hours Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent their time collecting samples and performing tests. On July 21, they launched off the moon and started their trip back home. This
The date was January 20, 1961, it was brutally cold, the highest temperature at 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and there were over 20,000 people gathered to observe one of the most iconic speeches in U.S. HISTORY. John F. Kennedy now President Kennedy of the United States of America stepped up to the podium ready to address the nation as the youngest ever to be elected. He came into office at height of the Cold War, and the one thing on people 's minds was the fear of a nuclear war occurring and communism spreading. As he addressed the nation he successfully reassured Americans that they made the right choice in electing him, emphasized his determination to work for freedom and human rights and most importantly he inspired Americans and the whole world to rise to greatness.