The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), space lovers, scientists and researchers are celebrating the Apollo 11 Space Mission 50th anniversary. The Space Mission with American astronauts, Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin Jr. took off on July 16, 1969. And rightly four days later, on July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to step on the celestial body, with Collins remaining behind the lunar orbit. It was a big achievement by the humankind and the work will be cherished lifelong. Celebrating the Apollo 11 Space Mission 50th anniversary, NASA has shared stunning throwback lunar pictures and videos for all space lovers. 13 Spectacular Facts About NASA’s First Moon Mission and Apollo 11.
There are many conspiracy theories related to NASA’s Apollo 11 space mission, with some questioning if at all was accomplished. With that providing no valid source or confirmation, space lovers continue to cherish Apollo 11 Space Mission 1969. The journey was not easy. But as promised by 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy, technology made the space manned moon landing possible. From Saturn V, the super heavy-lift launch vehicle used by NASA for Apollo 11 to Armstrong’s famous quote to the particles collected from the lunar surface, let us take a look what the space administration has to offer on Moon Landing 50th anniversary. Top Googled Questions About Apollo 11 Space Mission Answered Ahead of 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing.
Meet the Three Astronauts
The flight surgeon has the astronauts’ heart rates at launch: Armstrong 110, Collins 99, Aldrin 88. #Apollo11 #Apollo50 pic.twitter.com/00k4jNGium
— Relive Apollo 11 (@ReliveApollo11) July 16, 2019
Intra Vehicular Suit
You’ll notice @AstroMCollins’ suit looks a bit different. It’s an intravehicular suit, so it wasn’t configured for use with the personal life support system (PLSS) and does not have connectors for that, along with other differences because he stayed in the CM. #Apollo50 https://t.co/3zXDwNG4Yi
— National Air and Space Museum (@airandspace) July 18, 2019
These were the uniform that three American scientists, Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins wore during the Apollo 11 space mission. This is the first time, such an image has been shared. Did you notice Collins’ suit looks a bit different?
Two Hours Ahead of the Launch
Two and a half hours to launch. #Apollo50 https://t.co/xBhbsvFCjc
— National Air and Space Museum (@airandspace) July 16, 2019
Apollo 11 Moon Rock Samples from Space Missions
Is there life on the Moon? No, but 50 years ago we didn’t know the answer to that question. Take a look inside the lab where our researchers tested Apollo 11 Moon samples for signs of life in this historic, never-before-seen footage: https://t.co/BCRWreOAdp #Apollo50th pic.twitter.com/imiPVuOt5m
— NASA Ames (@NASAAmes) July 16, 2019
After NASA’s Apollo Missions, the space administration reportedly set aside three Moon rock samples. Scientists in the video can be seen to examine these untouched Moon rocks.
For our #Apollo50th anniversary, we’re saluting our heroes & looking forward to new frontiers! 🌑 Tune in Friday, July 19 at 1 pm ET for “NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future” featuring Apollo explorers, current astronauts, guest host Adam Savage & more: https://t.co/98msU0CoqQ pic.twitter.com/WGwKClDYJe
— NASA (@NASA) July 19, 2019
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” spoke Neil Armstrong when he put his step on the lunar surface. Edwin Aldrin Jr. joined him 19 minutes later.
Saturn V Rocket on the Washington Monument
We are (almost) a GO for launch. The spectacle continues Friday & Saturday night for the full 17-minute #GoForTheMoon projection show on the Washington Monument: https://t.co/qmKYiXv9uW
You don’t want to miss the Saturn V launching and #Apollo11 landing on the Moon. #Apollo50 pic.twitter.com/Q0IznHgydD
— National Air and Space Museum (@airandspace) July 19, 2019
Saturn V was an American human-rated heavy lift-launch vehicle that has been used by NASA for its space missions from 1967 to 1973. The Saturn V was launched 13 times from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On the occasion of Apollo 11 50th anniversary, the National Air and Space Museum projects an image of the rocket that took the astronauts to the Moon, placed on the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
Pic of the Lunar Surface
Experience the Moon’s “magnificent desolation,” as astronaut Buzz Aldrin called it, in stunning panoramas of the Apollo landing sites. As we celebrate the #Apollo50th anniversary, see what the 12 humans who walked on the lunar surface experienced visually: https://t.co/zVlgiLcDTV pic.twitter.com/z06Kc5oJKw
— NASA (@NASA) July 18, 2019
Along with the USA and the Soviet Union, many nations have had unmanned crash landings on the surface of the Moon. The countries successfully launching such missions include, Japan, the United States, French Guiana, China, and India. NASA is now gearing up to make another new crewed moon landing space mission by 2024 though its Artemis program.