‘One Small Step For A Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind’: World Celebrates 50th Anniversery Of Apollo 11
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It was back on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon hence became the first man to do so. People all over the world, particularly those who were not alive to see the history in making is celebrating Apollo 11`s 50th anniversary to land at the moon.
The historic moment that was watched by half a billion people 50 years ago reports BBC News and NASA streamed online footage of the news to mark five decades of Armstrong stepping onto the moon.
As soon as the Eagle module of Apollo 11 landed at its desired destination, Armstrong reported back to the base, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
Charlie Duke, who was the capsule communicator, responded from Houston: “Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again.”
The White House on Saturday tweeted regarding the historic Apollo 11 mission to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Armstrong`s legacy.
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. pic.twitter.com/Y8oPf191HR
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 20, 2019
It was after Armstrong`s initial report to the base in Houston when he uttered the phrase, “one small step for mankind, one giant leap for mankind”.
Buzz Aldrin who was the second person to carry on Armstrong`s legacy took to twitter expressing his regard for the said lunar mission, five decades ago.
Today, America put the big question to rest: We got there first. We landed on the moon with 250 million Americans watching our backs. The truth is: That mission belongs to all of them, and to future generations of Americans who dream to reach the moon once more. #Apollo50th pic.twitter.com/gseBbWqkBa
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) July 20, 2019
“Today, America put the big question to rest: We got there first. We landed on the Moon with 250 million Americans watching our backs.
“The truth is: that mission belongs to all of them, and to future generations of Americans who dream to reach the Moon once more, “Aldrin added.
Michael Collins who was the third person to embark upon the Moon in conversation to Fox News said, “I lead a quiet life,” he said. “I’ll be walking along down my street at night when it’s starting to get dark, and I sense something over my right shoulder – and I look up and see that little silver sliver up there and think, ‘Oh, that’s the Moon! I’ve been there!'”
Events took place all over the United States including the NASA visitor center in Houston, situated near the Apollo 11 launch site.