The Heroes Of Apollo 11 – The 50th Anniversary – 2019 07 20









At 10:56 pm EDT, American hero-astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, spoke the following words to more than a billion people listening at home    That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. 


Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. 


The American effort to send astronauts to the moon has its origins in a famous appeal President John F Kennedy made to a special joint session of Congress on May 25th, 1961    I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth. 


At the time, the United States was still trailing the Soviet Union in space developments, and Cold-War-era America welcomed Kennedy’s bold proposal.


In 1966, after five years of work by an international team of scientists and engineers, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) conducted the first unmanned Apollo mission, testing the structural integrity of the proposed launch vehicle and spacecraft combination. 


Then, on January 27th, 1967, tragedy struck at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, when a fire broke out during a manned launch-pad test of the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn rocket    three astronauts were killed in the fire.


Despite the set-back, NASA and its thousands of hero-employees forged ahead, and in October 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, orbited Earth and successfully tested many of the sophisticated systems needed to conduct a moon journey and landing. 


In December 1969, Apollo 8 took three astronauts to the dark side of the moon and back, and in March 1969, Apollo 9 tested the lunar module for the first time while in Earth orbit. 


Then in May, the three astronauts of Apollo 10 took the first complete Apollo spacecraft around the moon in a dry run for the scheduled July landing mission.


At 9:32 am on July 16th, 1969, with the world watching, Apollo 11 took off from Kennedy Space Center with hero-astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin Jr, and Michael Collins aboard. 


Armstrong, a 38-year-old civilian research pilot, was the commander of the mission. 


After traveling 240,000 miles in 76 hours, Apollo 11 entered into a lunar orbit on July 19th. 


The next day, at 1:46 pm, the lunar module Eagle, manned by Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the command module, where Collins remained. 


Two hours later, the Eagle began its descent to the lunar surface, and at 4:18 pm, the craft touched down on the south-western edge of the Sea of Tranquility. 


Armstrong immediately radioed to Mission Control in Houston, Texas, the famous message    The Eagle has landed. 


At 10:39 pm, five hours ahead of the original schedule, Armstrong opened the hatch of the lunar module. 


As he made his way down the lunar module’s ladder, a television camera attached to the craft recorded his progress and beamed the signal back to Earth, where hundreds of millions watched in great anticipation. 


At 10:56 pm, Armstrong spoke his famous quote    That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. 


He then planted his left foot on the gray, powdery surface, took a cautious step forward, and humanity had walked on the moon. 


Edwin Aldrin joined him on the moon’s surface at 11:11 pm, and together they took photographs of the terrain, planted a US flag, ran a few simple scientific tests, and spoke with President Richard M Nixon via Houston. 


By 1:11 am on July 21, both hero-astronauts were back in the lunar module and the hatch was closed. 


The two men slept that night on the surface of the moon, and at 1:54 pm, the Eagle began its ascent back to the command module. 


Among the items left on the surface of the moon was a plaque that read    Here men from the planet Earth first set foot on the moon.  July 1969 AD.  We came in peace for all mankind.


At 5:35 pm, Armstrong and Aldrin successfully docked and rejoined Collins, and at 12:56 am on July 22nd, Apollo 11 began its journey home, safely splashing down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:51 pm on July 24th. 


There would be five more successful lunar landing missions, and one unplanned lunar swing-by, Apollo 13. 


The last men to walk on the moon, hero-astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt, of the Apollo 17 mission, left the lunar surface on December 14th, 1972. 


The Apollo program was a costly and labor intensive endeavor, involving an estimated 400,000 engineers, technicians, and scientists, and costing 24 billion dollars ( close to 100 billion in 2019 dollars ).  


The expense was justified by President Kennedy’s 1961 mandate to beat the Soviets to the moon, but after the feat was accomplished, and on-going missions lost their viability.


Source    History Channel    Selected And Adapted Excerpts










Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Video Show From National Mall














Original CBS News Coverage Of Apollo 11
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The thousands of heroes of the Apollo 11 mission    they were young    in many cases, just out of high school or college    beginning to chase their dreams and forge careers in the most exciting field they could imagine. 


They were driven, angry by the sight of the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik, in the sky in 1957, angry at being bested by the Russians.


And they were inspired — in most every case, by President John F Kennedy’s stirring 1961 challenge to the nation to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade.


There were thousands of heroes of the Apollo 11 mission who achieved President Kennedy’s goal. 


These heroes were driven, inspired, dedicated, smart, and courageous. 


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