The Story of Apollo 11 and the Men on the Moon 50 Years Later
Houston, [this is] Apollo 11 … I’ve got the world in my window.
Imagine being far enough from the earth that it looks like a tiny blue circle. In July 1969, three men aboard the Apollo spaceship got to see just that on their way to the moon.
The moon landing is an unforgettable episode in American history. For centuries, going to the moon had seemed like an interesting idea, but surely impossible. But as various technologies developed at a rapid pace in the mid-20th century, the impossible became possible.
You’ve surely heard of Armstrong s famous words, ”That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But there’s probably a lot that you don’t know. Get ready to discover the following:
- The debate behind Armstrong’s famous words
- The adrenaline rush of the three astronauts when Apollo 11 launched
- How the astronauts dealt with TV cameras to provide video footage
- The complex responsibilities of managing a spaceship 50 years ago
Even if you’ve heard recordings of Neil Armstrong s voice many times, when you immerse yourself in the dramatic events of July 1969, you’ll unearth the significance and fascination of this famous historical event.