We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too
The 1201 alarm was triggred by the Apollo 11 guidance computer. The computer was overloaded with data and ran out of memory so the program gave the famous 1201 alarm. It rebooted and gave a 1202 alarm. This was also a alarm that the computer was running out of memory just. Now Neil Armstrong had do do a manual landing without the assistance of the landing guidance computer.
[Mission Control] Houston. You are go for landing. Over [Armstrong] Roger that. Go for landing, we have an alarm. [Armstrong] 1201 [Mission Control] 1201, Roger 1201 alarm. [Mission Control] We’re go. Hang tight. We’re go.
John F. Kennedy wanted a man on the moon before the decade was over. He announced this undertaking in his famous Rice speech on september 12 1962. Why a man on the moon? Why climb the highest mountain, Why does Rice play Texas? Just because we can, because it’s a human nature, to go where no one has gone before.
Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969. On July 20 1969 at 20:18 the Eagle landed safely on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first man who set foot on the moon on July 21 1969 at 2:56. Splashdown on July 24 1969 near the aircraft carrier USS Hornet.
Apollo 11 liftoff to splashdown
Listen to the liftoff of Apollo 11, approach to the moon, landing on the moon and the splashdown back on earth. Continue reading