40 Years Ago, as a nation and around the world, 240,000 miles away from the moon, we sat glued to our TV sets witnessing history unfold in front of our eyes watching man take his first step walking on the moon. As Neil Armstrong beautifully stated "“That's one small step for (a) man; one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong"
As part of the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong became the first human to accomplish the dream of walking on the moon started by President John F.Kennedy followed only minutes later by Buzz Aldrin.
40 Years later, let us pay honor and know during these times of economic challenges that we can rise again and make history together.
Here's to keeping the SPIRIT OF INNOVATION, ADVENTURE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ALIVE
Here are some resources to relive the moment.
VIEW NASA'S LOST VIDEO OF ORGINAL MOONWALK
APOLLO 40 YEARS LATER
PRESIDENT JOHN F.KENNEDY SETS SPACE CHALLENGE
THE CHALLENGES OF A MOON LANDING
NASA PLAYS AUDIO "TIME CAPSULE" OF HISTORIC APOLLO 11 MISSION
To listen to the audio replay, please visit:
"MEDIA ADVISORY : M09-130 NASA Plays Audio "Time Capsule" of Historic Apollo 11 Mission HOUSTON -- NASA will provide a unique audio "time capsule" in observance of the 40th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon. Audio from the entire Apollo 11 mission will be replayed and streamed on the Internet at exactly the same time and date it was broadcast in 1969. "
WE CHOOSE THE MOON
QUOTES FOR THE HISTORIC MOMENT
"I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth." -- John F. Kennedy,
May 25, 1961
"We choose to go the moon." -- John F. Kennedy,
Sept. 12, 1962
"It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small." --Neil Armstrong
"Twelve, 11, 10, 9, ignition sequence start. Six, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero, all engines running. Liftoff! We have a liftoff, 32 minutes past the hour. Liftoff on Apollo 11." - Jack King at NASA headquarters
"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” – Neil Armstrong, July 20, 2009,
3:18 p.m. CST
“That's one small step for (a) man; one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong
"Beautiful, beautiful. Magnificent desolation." Buzz Aldrin to Houston after taking his first step on the moon.
“This is the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation.” (Saluting the crew of Apollo 11) – Richard Nixon