50 years ago, this weekend Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on the moon, whilst Michael Collins orbited in the Command and Service Module (CSM) Columbia.
It was July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC.
Within 3 short years, after President Kennedy proclaimed that the USA would land a man on the moon, it happened. All the planning, technological development, deployment around the world of communications capability to serve the launch, landing and retrieval, as well as the construction of spacecraft, not to mention the testing all had to be accounted for. In fact, Neil Armstrong said that when he took the first steps and uttered those famous words “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” he was thinking about the 400,000 workers that had directly contributed to the mission! What an immense Project for NASA and what incredible capability to acquire the talent that delivered the result!
An amazing piece of history and something that many of us can be thankful for witnessing!
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