20th May 2024

Landing on the moon – ‘… one giant leap for mankind’


Apollo 11 was the mission of NASA, which placed a human on a celestial body, the moon. The journey to the moon took three and a half days and carried three astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins. Armstrong said later: ‘We landed with a little less fuel than we would have liked to have had, maybe 20 seconds of fuel left.’ Armstrong and Aldrin stepped on the moon and Armstrong uttered the famous words ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’ After about two hours of moonwalking, they returned to the craft which was named Eagle. They left an inscription that said: ‘Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We Came in Peace For All Mankind.’

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