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  • Journey to the Moon Pranabjyoti Das
  • Moon: How I wonder what you are… Only 12 people have ever made the longest ever human journey, a round trip of half a million miles…
  • Communist Russia takes an early lead in the ‘space race’, with the first satellite in 1957 and the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin in 1960.
  • ‘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’ John F Kennedy, President of the United States, 1961
  • The place.. Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA The time.. early evening The date… July 16 1969 The launch.. Apollo 11 The mission… To put a man on the moon
  • The crew… Neil Armstrong Michael Collins Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin
  • The view from Apollo 11 minutes later
  • It took three days to reach the moon. Neil Armstrong, 38 years old, knew he’d been chosen to be the first man on the moon… …if the mission succeeded.
  • 20 July 1969 The lunar module, the Eagle, is dropped towards the surface of the moon
  • 20 July 1969 live TV pictures ‘this is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind’
  • Armstrong and Aldrin spent about two and a half hours on the moon, taking pictures, setting up experiments, and collecting samples of moon rock
  • Before they left the moon they were able to photograph the Earth, as it rose above the horizon. Neither astronaut can remember who actually took this picture. In 1999, the American magazine, Time, voted this picture as ‘the photographic image of the twentieth century’ The picture is called ‘Earthrise’
  • ‘Earthrise’ 20 July 1969
  • Eagle returned safely to the command module. Michael Collins took this picture.
  • Splashdown, near Hawaii, Pacific Ocean 24 July 1969
  • Apollo 12 (Nov 69) Apollo 14 (Feb 71) Apollo 15 (Jul 71) Apollo 16 (Apr 72) Apollo 17 (Dec 72)
  • The final mission, Apollo 17, managed to finally get the ‘whole Earth’ photo.
  • It cost $24,000,000,000 in 1960s money, 5% of the entire spending of the US government in the 1960s. Why was it ever done? Really just political rivalry with Russia, it’s unlikely that America or any other country would be willing to spend that much now. Was it worth it?
  • Since then there have been over 200 shuttle missions, space stations, space walks, but all in Earth orbit.
  • THE ENDTHE END Hope you liked the pictures! Space is wonderful.