Thursday, July 11, 2019

Space (part 3): Apollo 11 Golden Anniversary

Aldrin Apollo 11/

September 12, 1962

President John F Kennedy offered this vision for our country: Go to the moon!

"We choose to go to the moon," the president said.
"We choose to go to the moon in this decade
and do the other things,
not because they are easy,
but because they are hard,
because that goal will serve to organize
and measure the best of our energies and skills,
because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept,
one we are unwilling to postpone,
and one which we intend to win,
and the others, too."

Reference: JFK's 'Moon Speech' Still Resonates 50 Years Later

July 20, 1969

We aimed for the moon.
And before the end of the decade, 
we hit our target. 

Watch Restored Apollo 11 Moonwalk - Original NASA EVA Mission Video - Walking on the Moon below:

50 years ago...

That's one small step for [a] man,
one giant leap for mankind
Neil Armstrong

For more information on Apollo 11:  Apollo 11 Mission Overview


Other posts in the series:


Photos: Aldrin Apollo 11/wikipedia.comApollo11Bootprint/