First on the Moon
The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary ExperienceBook - 2019
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“We choose to go to the Moon.” On September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy called on the American people to support their country in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. In 1962, it seemed unlikely we would ever catch up to the Soviets’ scientific advances, despite having our own successful man-in-space Mercury Project (1961-1963) program. When setting a goal… (more)
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"First on the Moon offers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at America’s journey to the Moon—from the space race to the landing on the Sea of Tranquility to splashdown on Earth and the aftermath." With a foreword by Buzz Aldrin.
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched for the Moon from the Kennedy Space Center carrying Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. On July 20, Aldrin and Armstrong became the first humans to set foot on the Moon. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking mission, this lavishl... Read More »