Neil Armstrong, one of the astronauts on the landing module, became the first man to walk on the moon on Monday July 21, 1969. As he stepped off the ladder onto the moon, Armstrong declared, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." After about twelve minutes, Buzz Aldrin joined him on the surface. For two and a half hours the astronauts collected samples,
Before the causes and results of Kennedy’s decision to land on the moon can be adequately analyzed and discussed, it is necessary to understand the context of his time as President and the events that preceded it. Therefore, I will provide a small amount of context about the Cold War and the situation leading up to Kennedy’s “We choose to go to the moon” speech on September 12, 1962. (Citation).
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.
The purpose of the following speech revealed in 1999, prepared by President’s Nixon’s writer, William Safire is to honor these brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin for doing such a dangerous job of going to moon and be the first men to step on the moon’s surface. The text was
Finally, Neil Armstrong is known as a national hero. Armstrong along with two other astronauts, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, landed their aircraft, the Apollo 11 successfully on the moon after four days. They opened the hatch of the craft, Armstrong climbed down the ladder, and he says,” That’s one small step for man, one giant step for mankind”(“Neil Armstrong”). In spite of, the obstacles and pressure on him; he went down in history being the first man on the moon.
A single journal entry was written on the Apollo 11 journey by astronaut Armstrong and it reads, “My team and I are laughing in success as we walk down the craters on this alien world. I completely forget about the pain I felt back in training, and during launch of the Apollo 11” (Armstrong). All of the risk and pain eventually led up to the moment in which three American men made history by putting the first footprints on the moon. Discovering a new world exceeded the American dream and achieved great new hopes for life back on Earth. Armstrong goes on to talk about his achievement as he wrote, “I am myself still awed by that miracle. That awe, in me and in each of us… must be the engine of future achievement, not a slow dimming light from a time once bright” (Armstrong). Even the astronauts thought as the others did, NASA has created a miracle. Space advancements and the urge for superiority broke through the barriers of doubt and successfully reached the American
Wow, can you believe it has almost been 50 years since the Space Race. It is just unbelievable, and we still travel to space today. One of the traffic accomplishments we did, was that we were the first to land a man on the moon. It sparked an uprising, and gave our nation great pride. But, in the end, it's thanks to the chivalrous astronauts, the perilous mission, and their legacy, that we succeeded.
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
The mission Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. The crew members were Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin Aldrin. Apollo 11 was launched to the Moon on July 16, 1969 and returned to Earth on July 24, 1969 in the Pacific Ocean. They landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969. They collected soil and rock samples, and set up scientific experiments. This mission was one of the most significant events in the Space Race between United States and the Soviet Union. The success of the mission stand for the win for the United States in the Space Race. When the crew arrived home, their nation was waiting proud for them. They had won a “battle” in the Cold War. People all over the world still remember the 20th July as the
In the later days of May in 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced before a special joint session of Congress, his ambitious goal of sending a human to the moon before the end of the decade. However, this enormous goal, that would appear to be a catalyst for domestic pride, has as many ties to the Cold War, as it does to the moon itself. Regardless of this, when Apollo 11 landed on the moon in July of 1969, the entire country rejoiced. While some doubted the motives of Kennedy’s goal, a bigger conspiracy may have lay just beneath the surface; a conspiracy that could have shaken the entire country and enraged the world. Many well known scientists and government officials claim that the United States of America never actually landed a man on the moon, and that the government faked the entire event for both political and financial gain. Although much compelling evidence and contradictions have been brought to light by the conspiracists, NASA has successfully responded to all of these in a robust and educated manor, that fully enforces the fact that the United States of America did in fact land a man on the moon.
After the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I in 1957, President John F. Kennedy’s responded to congress by stating, “this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.” At the time, Mississippi’s senator John
Ever since humanity has been able to look up and view the stars, forever gaining a better view, mankind has desired to go to space. Slowly gaining the ability of mobility, mankind has invented the wheel, then the automobile, and then aircraft. However, what lies in our recent past is the greatest achievement in reaching new frontiers so far - that is, reaching the moon. The Apollo 11 is responsible for accomplishing the basic mission of the Apollo Program; that is, to land two men on the lunar surface and return them safely to earth.
Everyday America thrives to make history, and when they do they surprise us and they surprise themselves. It was July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin had been the first men to step foot on the moon. Apollo 11 had began on July 16 they launched into the sky at 9:32 and into the Earth’s orbit, after one and half orbit they had the “go” or as they call it “Translunar Injection” meaning it’s time to head towards the moon. Three days go by and they enter the lunar orbit, another day has gone by Armstrong and Aldrin enter the lunar module (Eagle) ready to set off, while their companion Michael Collins orbits in the commanding module (Columbia). As we all know Neil Armstrong was the very first man to step foot onto to the moon with his famous quote “That’s one step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” but not many people know about Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin being the second man following after Armstrong. Man Takes First Steps on the Moon by Times as they describe every gesticulation and objects that is around them, giving the readers figures in their head. In Event of Moon Disaster by William Safire the speech was written in case of any astonishing demise while on the mission of Apollo