Friday, July 21, 2017

Apollo 11's 48th Anniversary : One Giant Leap For Mankind

Neil Armstrong's "small step" opened a new chapter in history that leads to new space exploration era!!

Photograph : Devendra Kulkarni - Showing Apollo 11 landing site.
Photograph : Devendra Kulkarni - Showing Apollo 11 landing site.

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC (July 21 1969 at 1:47AM IST).  Marking their 48th anniversery today. Also during this historic day, International Space Station is transmitting SSTV images from space as a part of an event. Apollo 11 opened new doors for space exploration by pushing technology, experiance & devotion to make things possible. 

Since then we've sent several moon orbitors as well as moon rovers to explore surface of Earth's natural satellite so called Moon.



On that day :  At 10:56 p.m. EDT Armstrong is ready to plant the first human foot on another world. With more than half a billion people watching on television, he climbs down the ladder and proclaims: 


"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

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They explore the surface for two and a half hours, collecting samples and taking photographs.


They leave behind an American flag, a patch honoring the fallen Apollo 1 crew, and a plaque on one of Eagle's legs. It reads, 
"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind."


Read More In Detail : https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11.html
About Devendra Kulkarni

Plane Spotter & Aviation Photographer from India. Crazy about planes & flying machines, exploring new things over different domains such as Tech. Space. Aviation. Travel. Adventure. and many more.

Founder of Plane Spotters India - India's largest aviation enthusiasts community


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