Apollo 11: The Landing that Won the Space Race

  • On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 reached the moon with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Apollo11 was the first out of three rockets that were sent to the moon to reach it. Apollo 9 and 10 were the first rockets sent to the moon that were suppose to land on it but both experienced technicl difficulties before doing so. When Armstrong and Aldrin reached the moon about a billion people were watching back on Earth, people were deputing who would actually walk on the moon first. Armstrong did it because he was closess to the door. Apollo11 would make a few orbits aroung Earth and then head towards the moon and go into the moon's orbit until they landed on the moon, they would do the same thing for going back to Earth. Apollo 11 was built with higher technology than other space crafts and it was more qualified because it had as Saturn 5 rocket that would launch it into the air. The rocket took off to the moon with about half-million people wacthing it along with journalist from various countries.
  • When Apollo 11 reached the moon, Armstrong and Aldrin stayed in the rocket for more than six-and-a-half hours before they started to put on their gear to go out onto the moon. While they were on the moon they did various tests to see if they could fuction with zero gravity, they also brought back many moon rocks to have research done to them. Armstrong then placed the American flag on the moon and Aldrin gave it a salute, they also placed a memorial to honor all the people who went into space and tried to reach the moon and some dieing trying to do it. After they landed on the moon the Race was won by the Americans but people still explore Space today.
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