The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited. – Neil Armstrong, Astronaut of Apollo 11
Today is the 50th Anniversary of the liftoff of Apollo 11 that carried Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin to the Moon. This remains one of the greatest fetes of mankind. To think that your cellphone has more computing power than that rocket is pretty astounding. Those men had courage to do what they did. It’s amazing to think about what went into this mission.
I wasn’t born quite yet but to me being born during the year of the voyage to the moon was pretty special. I hope there will be another trip someday. It’s been too long.
John F. Kennedy’s charge to America was to go to the moon. It gave this nation something to strive for and to work towards. He made the resources available for hundreds of highly skilled engineers, designers, technicians, doctors and so many more to reach the moon in July of 1969. It’s amazing what they accomplished back then with the technology of the era. Unfortunately Kennedy would not live to see it come to reality but his dream opened a whole new universe.
— JFK Library (@JFKLibrary) July 20, 2015
I was born in 1969 and this was one of mankinds greatest achievements. We honor those who made it happen 46 years ago. It is a shame we haven’t been back since.
— Johnson Space Center (@NASA_Johnson) July 20, 2015