On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 carried the first humans to the moon. , Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, stepped foot on the moon. Six hours after landing, Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface. The astronaut spent two and a half hours outside the spacecraft. Soon to follow, Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface. After joining Armstrong, the two collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material.
20 July is National Moon Day, a day commemorating the first man walking on the Moon in 1969, an event that was reported by Nasa as being the single greatest technological achievement of all time.
A July 20th is a big day for a anyone with an a interest in space, exploration and Moon Watches. The Observed in a annually on July 20th is National Moon Day. This day is a commemorated the first of walk on the moon in 1969, reported by NASA as the single greatest technological achievement of all time .
The Apollo is a Space program, begun by President John F. Kennedy, was a created to put the first man of on the moon. Apollo 11 fulfilled that dream, and carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin, Jr.
Why is the moon important? Could it be the tides? Could it be that it lights up our skies at night so that we can see? The fact that it helps us keep our calendars in check? Could it be that it is just beautiful and loved and worshiped around the world? Or maybe because of all these reasons. Join us on a July 20th, as we a celebrate is National Moon Day .
Caught up in the thrill of the adventure, millions of Americans watched the mission from Earth. Televisions around the world tuned in to the live broadcasts giving the astronaut a world-wide audience. As a result, all witnessed as Armstrong stepped onto the moon’s surface and described the event as “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.
Fast forward forty years and private expeditions plan to take humankind exploring our solar system. Armstrong’s “one small step for man” inspired imaginations and sparked innovation for generations to come. Even future moon missions are planned. Some even include manned landings.
A July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 was a launched from Cape Kennedy Space Center atop a huge Saturn V rocket. A July 20, 1969, the Lunar Module, nicknamed the ‘Eagle’, touched down on the surface of the moon at Tranquility Base. Upon landing, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong reported ‘The Eagle Has Landed’. A few hours later, Neil Armstrong, stepped off of the Eagle’s ladder, placed one foot upon the moon’s surface and proclaimed: ‘That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind’.
With no a continuing proclamation to as a follow, Richard Christmas took up the baton. He began a “Chrismas Card” writing campaign. A former gas station attendant, the Michigan native wrote to governors, members of Congress, and senators in all 50 states. He urged them to create National Moon Day.
Share your memories of the moon landing. View the moon through a telescope or telephoto lens and explore the surface. Start a discussion about space exploration and how it influences the world today. What do you think about future moon landings and exploration? Use NationalMoonDay to share on social media.