Monday, July 20, 2009

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 40th Anniversary



I been busy tweeting when I came across a post that says "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." It reminds me of the first time Niel Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to land to the moon 40 years ago. The Apollo 11 is the first manned mission to ever land to the moon. The mission was launched last July 16,1969 with Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. The moment has finally come on July 20,1969 when Niel Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin finally landed to the moon while Collins orbited above. (It wish I could go there someday too).

It was President John F. Kennedy's goal to reached the moon by the end of 1960's. He said to his speech before a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961:"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.".It was indeed success.