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