The Discovery Of Space Exploration

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In the history of space exploration, July 20th 1969 remain one early successes. Apollo 11 landed on the moon at 3.17 P.M EST. Then a young man and working in the engineering department at the Space Center Launch Complex, Martin Kings, remembers with a lot of nostalgia the events that lead to one of the most successful space exploration and one that paved way to so many others that came to be. Apollo 11 went down in history as the first manned space ship to dock in the moon. On board were three crews under the command of Mission head Neil Armstrong. He remembers the moment of silence and the silent prayers that everybody at the Launch complex made as they watched the screen hoping for a successful launch. “You can therefore imagine the…show more content…
High resolution space photographs taken by satellites and the spacecraft used for surveying (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2017) guided the exercise. The amount of sunlight was a factor that was considered, craters and boulders too, and the team settled down on thirty relatively flat areas. At 9.32 EDT, the engines to Apollo 11 roared and the three stage foot rocket would use the 7.5 million pound of trust propelling it into space and the orbit (Nasa, 2016). July 1969, little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy 's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out, and the mission became a success (Nasa, 2016). Doing a one and a half orbits, Apollo 11 gets a "go" for what Martin calls" Translunar Injection" – and in lay man’s language the time to head towards the moon. Three days later the crew is in lunar orbit. A day after that, Armstrong and Aldrin climb into the lunar module Eagle and begin the descent, while Collins orbits in the command module Columbia (NASA, 2017). In through the flight the crew made two televised broadcast from the ship followed by the third transmission as they approached the moon that revealed the lunar surface and their possible approach path. (Redd, 2012). Armstrong would later come to confirm that landing was his biggest concern, saying "the

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