In these six spaceflights, twelve men walked on the Moon.
Apollo ran from 1961 to 1972, with the first manned flight in 1968.
I’ve been married, and enjoyed a long relationship since my divorce in 2003. If I was really honest, Christmas, when everyone else is sitting down to the turkey and cranberry sauce with their spouses and children, can make me feel lonely.
When that didn’t work, I still had my fabulous friends, work I love and, recently, a house to renovate. Then, there’s my birthday, bank holidays and August.
Kennedy, Address to Congress on Urgent National Needs, May 25, 1961 And so we did.
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Kennedy's goal was accomplished on the Apollo 11 mission when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their Lunar Module (LM) on July 20, 1969, and walked on the lunar surface, while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit in the Command/Service Module (CSM), and all three landed safely on Earth on July 24.
Five subsequent Apollo missions also landed astronauts on the Moon, the last in December 1972.
Waking Times During the cold war era the Soviet Union and the United States were locked in an arms and technology race, each nation wanting to prove their dominance over the other, each striving to be the next reigning superpower in a world still shattered by the second world war.
The Soviet’s took the lead when in April of 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin successfully orbited the earth and returned home safely. Kennedy made his special message to Congress on urgent national needs, declaring America’s intention to send a man to the moon.