In 1969, something extraordinary happened – the United States was the first country to send a man to the moon. After years of preparation and hard work, three astronauts on board Apollo 11 were launched from Florida and achieved lunar orbit. By doing so, they became the first humans in history to make it further than 400 miles away from Earth, leaping over 240,000 miles to reach our celestial neighbor.
The mission they accomplished was incredibly ambitious. Their spacecraft separated into two parts that flew 60 miles down to the lunar surface in a vacuum and one-sixth of Earth’s gravity. The astronauts then spent up to three days on the moon’s scorching hot terrain at temperatures reaching 250 degrees Fahrenheit – all powered by batteries! The astronauts also took part in some unusual activities while on their historic voyage; they played golf, drove a moon buggy, and even managed to take several iconic photographs – all with battery power nonetheless.
Perhaps most remarkable of all is the journey back home. After an incredible visit to another world, the two astronauts managed to blast off from the lunar surface and rendezvous with their fellow astronaut still orbiting around the moon at speeds exceeding 4,000 mph! This journey back totalling 240,000 miles required perfect navigation and execution before re-entering Earth’s atmosphere at 25,000 mph. Fortunately for us here on Earth below them though, NASA’s engineering prowess ensured that parachutes enabled them a safe landing in our vast oceans.
What these brave individuals accomplished during Apollo 11 will be remembered throughout time as one of mankind’s greatest achievements – if not THE greatest achievement ever achieved in human history. Even after decades since this momentous event occurred there are still many questions left unanswered regarding this monumental feat that captivates us all until today. That’s why we should celebrate such an accomplishment by watching documentaries about this incredible undertaking which further explore and detail what really happened during Apollo 11’s historic mission beyond just what meets the eye. So why not take some time out of your day now and watch one? You won’t regret it!