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Moon Landing Essay

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"On July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m. ET, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped off the "Eagle" onto the surface of the moon and said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. ("Apollo Anniversary: Moon Landing "Inspired World"" Daily Nature and Science News and Headlines | National Geographic News. Web. 12 Dec. 2011. .)"
The 1960’s was a very important year for us. A lot of things happened that contributed to what the Unite States in now. One of the many things that happened during that decay was our first time the Unites States set foot on the moon. In 1969, as part of the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong became the very first to accomplish that. Their accomplishment ...view middle of the document...

Every orbit brought the crew closer to their ultimate destination, the Sea of Tranquility, a flat surface near the Moon’s equator that would be lit by the Sun when the final approach began. On the 13th orbit of the Moon, Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins began their voyage into uncharted territory.
On the morning of Sunday July 20th, the three crew members were woken up after a restless night’s sleep. Aldrin and Armstrong climbed through the tunnel connecting the Command Module to the lunar lander and entered the spaceship they had named, The Eagle. Collins detached The Eagle from the mother ship Columbia and the journey to the surface of the Moon had begun.

The lunar landing was becoming exactly what NASA did not want it to be, dramatic, not being able to relay instructions directly to the crew. But the crew on board the Eagle wasn’t worried about the communication problem. They were running through their checklist as they had done hundreds of times in a simulator, and right on time they fired the thruster that would slowly lower their spaceship to the surface of the Moon.Aldrin and Armstrong had a lot of preparations to go through, and they weren’t about to rush it. There is no doubt that Buzz Aldrin was eager to get outside and he wanted to get out before...

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