We all know or at least heard about how Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, after 19 minutes following his colleague from the space crew, Edwin Aldrin.
Of course, let’s not forget the often mentioned Apollo 11 spacecraft. This pleasant event happened 51 years ago. Something happened, didn’t it? Let’s recreate some of the moments.
Fly me to the moon, buddy!
On July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. ET, Apollo 11 was launched from the state of Florida on its monthly mission. Goodbye, buddy!
People were very excited and looking forward to the moment of landing on TV.
After a while, Armstrong said, “The base of peace here, the eagle has landed.”
Then, about six and a half hours later, on July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m., ET Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.
Armstrong uttered the following words that have remained and will go down in history: “This is a small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
The journey of those on Apollo 11 lasted 4 days, this being a crew of 3 people.
Armstrong was on the surface for two hours and 32 minutes, while his crewmate Aldrin spent about 15 minutes less than Armstrong.
Don’t forget the flag bro
The astronauts waved the American flag and collected some rocks from the moon’s surface. They also did some experiments.
Edwin Aldrin posed with the American flag. The photography is famous, but also very controversial. Many are proud and others consider it a scam.
“No single space project during this period will be more impressive to humanity, or more important to long-term space exploration; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish,” Kennedy said.