Topics: Apollo 11, Moon, Apollo program Pages: 2 (694 words) Published: December 3, 2012
The Apollo 11
History 144
Shane Newton
Professor Blackey

“First, 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. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important in the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.” JFK. July 16th 1969 at 1332 the legendary spacecraft, Apollo 11 carried by the Saturn V, launched into space from a Launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Demonstrating the technological and economic virtuosity of the United States and established American technological preeminence in the world, but it also opened up so many more possibilities to the world of what could be done, infinite possibilities of what mankind can one day be able to achieve in the future.

The world had viewed for many years space crafts going up into space orbiting the Earth and the moon, but then there was this possibility that we could actually land and walk on the moon, and make it back down to Earth safely. Unbelievable most thought, that there was no way that we could ever possibly land on the moon, let alone walk on it. Then Apollo 11 took down 2 astronauts from the command module in lunar orbit and on July 20, 1969, at 20:17, man had landed on the moon. Six hours later a man named Neil Armstrong took the first steps of mankind on the moon. This amazing piece of technology, this one craft that took years to build, made it to the moon bringing about mankind to the mysteries of outer space. This is where my fascination with space has led me.

Growing up I had always heard of us landing on the moon, how it was an important time in history. It wasn’t until the past couple of years that my fascination with outer space began. It began with me watching a TV show called Sargate SG1, which got me into other TV shows that were also about the reaches of space such as:...
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