accomplishment followed by the first manned space flight (also claimed by the
a Soviet probe passed the moon and another hit it. Following these events the
on Mars. Then only a year after Sputnik was launched The National Aeronautics
addressed Congress saying that the United States needed to commit itself to
While NASA was preparing for the first manned Apollo flight on January
27,1967, a fire inside the command module killed all three of the crewmembers on
astronauts tested the lunar module in an orbit around the earth. Then during
Apollo 10 the astronauts tested the lunar module in lunar orbit.
"5?4?3?2?1? BLAST OFF!"
to test the lunar module once again but to actually land on the moon. The lunar
module contained three astronauts their names were Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin,
and Michael Collins. After three days of flying to the moon Apollo 11 was pulled
into lunar orbit. Once Apollo 11 entered the lunar orbit of the moon Armstrong
and Aldrin were able to separate the lunar module from the command module.
Then once the lunar module had actually landed on the moon Armstrong radioed
back to NASA saying "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has
and they called the command module Columbia they did this to help NASA mission
controllers recognize voice signals from the command module and the lunar
module. After the lunar module landed the crew performed a few checks to make
sure that during the landing nothing had been damaged. Then as Neil Armstrong
stepped out of the lunar module the whole world heard him say "That?s one
small step for a man and one giant leap for mankind." But because of a gap
During the time that they were on the moon they found rocks and soil samples
and photographed their positions before picking them up. While his fellow
crewmembers were below making history on the moon Collins also had an important
Now it was time for the three men to return home. Once the lunar module had
connected with the command module the astronauts transferred samples and film
into the command module. Then the crew fired the on-board rocket again to push
them out of lunar orbit and back to their course for the earth. Once the command
lunar material, the astronauts, and all the equipment that had been exposed to
purposed of it was to make sure that no germs or other things had been brought
from the moon.