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Over the course of the next three years, the Apollo project really took off. America had launched ten other crafts and satalites into space. Then came apollo 11..

About a year after The launch of Sputnik, NASA launched Explor 1 (first US satilite, 1958) Soon after, they launched project murcury.

In May 1962, the Murcury project ended. Then in 1964, The Gemini project began. Gemini's goal was to send two men into space.

October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, an Earth Satellite. Sputnik was the first ever man made object to leave earth.This was also the beginning of the "Race To Space".

Apollo 11

Russians put the first man into space, Yuri Gagarin, on April 12, 1961. The following year, americans launched John Glenn, who orbited the earth.

Shortly after the gemini project ending in 1966, The Apollo program began. This all started with apollo 1, which ended in tradegy, in January of 1967.

The crew of Apollo 11 consisted of Neil armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin (“buzz”) Aldrin.

On the morning of July 16, 1969, at Cape Kennedy, Flordia, Apollo 11 sat on launchpad 39A. Millions of Americans were watching over the television, waiting for the launch of apollo 11. Apollo 11 finally launched at 8:32 a.m. on a warm summer morning, in 1969.

The trip to the moon took about four days, and the Eagle finally landed on the surface of the moon on July 20.

Neil Armstrong was the first ever man to step foot on the moon. Then he set up the American flag. They remained on the moon for 21 more hours, then left.

The Eagles splash down was on July 24, 1969. This took place in the Pacific Ocean. They brought home with them 3.5billion year old ignious rocks

In summary, Apollo 11 was a big step for mankind. The first humans to step foot on the moon got their because of apollo 11. Apollo 11 is the reason for a huge accomplishment for mankind, and will lead us to many more.


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