National Moon Day 2019: History and Significance of Moon Day

National Moon Day 2019: History and Significance of Moon Day
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National Moon Day is celebrated every year on July 20 to remember the first day when man first walked on the moon. The accomplishment was first accomplished on this day in 1969. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had called moon landing as “the single greatest technological achievement of all time.” July 20 is likewise celebrated as man’s first landing on the Moon after Lunar Module “Eagle” contacted down on the east side of the Moon.

It was on July 20, 1969, that the first people to visit moon were carried by Apollo 11. Furthermore, July 20 additionally denotes the historic first steps taken by American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin after they “stepped foot on the moon.” The astronauts were out of the spacecraft for a total of over two hours.

Both the Americans together conveyed a sum of 47.5 pounds of lunar material, detailed NASA. Apollo 11 additionally conveyed the examples which were brought once again from moon and examined and considered.

The pilot who took the Americans for the historic project was Michael Collins. He held up alone in orbit till Armstrong and Aldrin came back from their triumph.

A large number of Americans viewed the notable minute on TV with held up breath. What was going on moon was being broadcast live for the Americans. Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of moon and the well known lines “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind…” was made and achieved.