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Did Apollo 11 Land on The Moon?
Tammy Getzloff
Rasmussen College

Author’s Note
This research is being submitted on February 17th, 2013, for Barton Pritzl’s

G239/AST2002 course at Rasmussen College by Tammy Getzloff.

On July 16, 1969 three men, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin waited anxiously 363 feet above the ground inside the top of the towering Saturn V rocket, to begin mankind’s most historic journey to landing on the moon. July 20, 1969 at approximately 4:17 p.m. EDT Armstrong notified Houston, “Houston this is Tranquility base, the Eagle has landed,” or did it? Some people believe this is one of the governments biggest cover ups, did Apollo 11 land on the moon or was it all a hoax and a major cover up? In this paper I will show how the facts prove that Apollo 11 did in fact land on the moon and that is was not a cover up.

Nine years prior to the launch date of the Saturn V, President John F. Kennedy had said that by the end of the decade the country would put a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth. The landing of the Apollo 11 on the moon ushered in the era of the moon exploration that so far until then had gone unrivaled. When President Kennedy made his announcement it came at the height of the space race, which was a subplot to the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union started the space race by sending the first artificial satellite into orbit, Sputnik l in October 1957 (www.nationalgeographic.com).

The Apollo 11 astronauts had several tasks that they wanted to accomplish during their extravehicular activity (EVA) operations on the surface of the Moon. The astronauts planned to collect lunar samples, deploy several experiments and examine and photograph the lunar surface. The EVA lasted about 2 ½ hours, and all scientific experiments were completed satisfactory, all instruments were deployed and samples were collected. Neil Armstrong emerged from the spacecraft first,...

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