There was a time when people would have laughed at you, after hearing that a man can walk on moon. But on July 20th 1969, exactly 50 years ago, man stepped on the moon and made history.
More than 600 million people witness this event. Astronaut, Neil Armstrong, was the first person to step on moon. His first words over there were “… one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Today is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 spaceflight. This accomplishment opened doors for the entire world to explore the unexplored. It proves that a man can go beyond the limits.
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969.
It was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, United States on July 16, 1969. This was fifth crewed mission of NASA’s Apollo program.
Armstrong first step onto the lunar surface was broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience.
For one, it may be an engineering accomplishment to get humans to the moon and back. “It took around 400,000 people to land humankind on the moon,” astronaut Michael Collins, Apollo 11’s command module pilot who did not land on the surface of the moon, reminds us in Google’s commemorative Doodle video.
But it was more than the success of engineering. This event helped to examine samples taken from the surface of the moon which resulted in unbelievable discoveries, and new hypotheses about the history of our solar system.
If i call this mission as a gate way to space exploration, that wont be wrong. Today we are exploring other planets like mars for life, this is all because of, all those people who made it possible.
We can do things, we may have never imagined. We must have a broader vision. There are no limits, its us who make them with our thinking!