Mission to the Moon

Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and Buzz Aldrin became the first American people to walk on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first to take steps on the moon. As he was taking his first two steps he said, "That's one small step for man,one giant leap for mankind." This became one of the most popular phrases because it was a great accomplishment for mankind. This was the first success of mankind stepping on the moon.

Neil Armstrong- The first man to walk on the moon. Said one of the most famous phrases, also collected rocks and samples with Buzz Aldrin.

Buzz Aldrin- Second man to walk on the moon. He accompanied Neil Armstrong as they took samples and rocks on the moon.

Mike Collins-Third man to walk on the moon. Collins took pictures and did experiments while on the moon.

Project Mercury

On October 1, 1958 Project Mercury became a "first man in space program." However, not every mission was a success. The only one that succeeded were, Mercury- Atlas 2, and Mercury-Atlas 4. Mercury-Atlas 1 went wrong when the booster failed and exploded. Mercury-Atlas 3 failed when the autopilot malfunctioned, but the boosters saved the spacecraft and landed safely. Luckily, there was no astronaut on board, but either way if there was a astronaut on board they would of lived. The astronauts in the program where, Walter M. Jr., Donald K. Slayton, John H. Jr., Scott Carpenter, Alan B. Sherperd Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. These man have all been in Project Mercury. The objectives of Project Mercury where,

  • To orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth;
  • To investigate man's ability to function in space;
  • To recover both man and spacecraft safely.                                  

Project Gemini