President John F. Kennedy

1013 Words Jun 18th, 2015 5 Pages
On July 20th, 1969 millions of people turned their heads to a TV to watch history being made. At that moment Neil Armstrong said, “That`s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, as he was about to become the first person ever to walk on the moon. This moment people witnessed a great mile stone for the U.S.A because we showed we were the leaders of technology in space, and it ended the race to space. “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” said President John F. Kennedy. At this time in history the United States was trailing to the Soviet Union in space developments, and in the cold war (history.com). So President Kennedy proposal came into action and then a team of highly skilled astronomers and astronauts was formed to prepare for Apollo 11. Many people were involved with Apollo 11 coming to life, but three main people were chosen to go into space and walk on the moon. These people included Neil Armstrong, Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin and Michael Collins. Neil Armstrong was an accomplished astronaut and was able to do many things through NASA. Some things he did were; he was the first person to walk on the moon, and he set multiple records in the X-15 spacecraft and worked on the Gemini 8 in 1966. His partner in the Apollo 11 was Buzz Aldrin, also an astronaut, and got to take part in the Apollo four and the Gemini 12. Finally, the pilot commander…
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