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Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Here is a brief timeline of the events that lead up to the historic moment of President john f. Kennedy’s call to action in 1961, and in ‘The Eagle has landed” in 1969.
On July 20, 1969, millions of people around the world watched on TELEVISION as Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong took his historic step into the pages of history.
A breath-taking performance of the mission is included in President Kennedy’s 1961 pledge to land an American on the Moon by the end of the decade. With the American Flag proudly in the Sea of Tranquility, the united states had finally won the space race with the Soviet Union.
The landing on the Moon, it was a truly international event. An estimated 650 million people around the world watched the moon landing on TELEVISION, according to NASA.
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Apollo 11 was the Lunar Module Pilot, Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, the Command Module Pilot, Michael Collins, attended an event at the White House on Friday to commemorate the epic quest. The family members of Armstrong, who passed away in 2012, was also present.
“To-morrow will be representing the 50 years, from the time that we have these beautiful American flag on the moon,” said the President, Donald Trump. The landing on the Moon, which, he added, is “considered to be one of the great performances ever.”
50 years ago in history, when three American astronauts landed on the moon,” tweeted the Vice President: Mike Pence, who is also the chairman of the national space council.
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He was, however, expressed his disappointment about the american space progress since the days of Apollo 11.
50 years later, and Armstrong’s famous first steps on the moon’s surface will continue to be the iconic moment of the Apollo missions.
About 234,000 miles away, and to his sons, Mark and Rick were at home in london, watching on TV, as well as their father, made history.
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Rick was 12 years old when his father stepped out from the Eagle lunar module and proclaimed “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
“When he got out of it, no one else in the room heard what the words were because all of them,” what did he say?'” Rick told Fox News in a recent interview. “I have heard of it, and I said,” I have something of a small step, but at the time, but it wasn’t at all clear as to what the hell was going on, I will always remember that.”
Collins orbited the Moon in the Columbia Command Module while Armstrong and Aldrin explored the moon’s surface. “It was the Moon, it was beautiful, but looking at the ground, it was a small, blue-and-white, and very bright,” he told Fox News in a recent interview. “It is projected an aura of great vulnerability, and the more you dig into it, the more you realize how fragile it really is.”
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After Armstrong and Aldrin, just 10 more people, all Americans would walk on the Moon. The last NASA astronaut to set foot on the moon was the Apollo 17 Mission, Commander Gene Cernan, on Dec. 14, 1972.
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Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia, contributed to this article.
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