Presentation on theme: "The first man on the moon By: Giles Lemmens. The Crew These were the words heard around the world on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first."— Presentation transcript:
The Crew These were the words heard around the world on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon.
The launch On July 16, 1969, the Saturn V rocket took off from the Kennedy Space Center to the moon.
Landing on the moon Armstrong had to use the manual controls to steer the ship to a clear landing site. The first foot print on the moon was planted by Neil Armstrong at 1:56 A.M. 14 minutes later, Aldrin stepped out of the lunar module.
On the moon Aldrin set up experiments while Armstrong took pictures of the moon’s landscape. Collins was orbiting the moon in the Columbia. Moon rocks were collected to study back on earth. An American flag was left on the moon as well as a plaque.
Returning to earth The lunar module left the moon two hours and twenty- one minutes after landing. The crew splashed down in the pacific, 950 miles from Hawaii.
Events leading up to the moon landing The Soviets sent the first man into space in Sputnik. President Kennedy started a race to the moon with the Soviets. The Soviets sent an unmanned craft to the moon, but the Americans sent a man.
How did it effect people and society? It gave people a sense of pride. The crew were heroes. They were in parades and went on a tour with Nixon.
How did it effect economy and government? Gave back pride to the government. Gave a good reason for the government to put more money into the space program.
Continuing effects More funding developed the space shuttle. The moon is no longer the focus of space exploration. The crew continued to be an inspiration.