Introduction: “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” When that phrase is spoken everyone knows who said it, when it happened and what kind of leap it was. It was a leap into space for America. Neil Armstrong said it, while accompanied with Buzz Aldrin as they landed on the moon, July 20, 1969. A third man, Michael Collins, stayed in orbit, and waited for the two to come back, and return back to Earth. The “Space Race” was one of the biggest competitions of the mid-to-late 20th century, along with the Space Race, there are many little known facts about the First Lunar Landing and with every government operation, and there are conspiracies. There will always be people who believe the lunar landing was faked, even though many of them have been proven to be true. There are so many interesting facts about the First Lunar Landing, that I will only be able to provide you with a few today.
I. The Space Race was a huge competition between the Soviet Union and the United States. a. The Space Race involved efforts to launch satellites, send humans into space, and successful journeys to the moon. b. The Soviets were successful in being the first to launch Sputnik 1. i. An artificial satellite.
ii. On October 4, 1957.
c. Again, The Soviets were successful in sending the first man into space. iii. His name was Yuri Gagarin.
1. The launch happened on April 12, 1961.
2. He was in orbit for 108 minutes.
d. Kennedy then declares a “Moon Race.”
iv. “We choose the Moon” speech on September 12, 1962. v. “I believe that 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 the earth.” e. President Kennedy proposed that the United States and the Soviet Union join forces in their efforts to reach the moon. vi. Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Premier, initially...
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