1969 Moon Landing: A Giant Leap For Mankind

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The 1969 Moon Landing: A Giant Leap for Mankind
For centuries, mankind has wanted to explore outside the world we live in and into outer space. The idea of landing on the moon seemed impossible. Defeating all odds on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, 38 years of age, made what many thought impossible, possible. He landed a spacecraft named the Eagle on the moon, and explored its surface with Edwin Aldrin. This event captured attention throughout the world. Over 500,000,000 people gathered to watch this life changing moment. Only some people believed what they saw on television that day, while others did not. Many believed that some elements of the Apollo programs were hoaxes that were staged by NASA (Van Riper). In 1969, Neil Armstrong did not just land on the moon; he ended the Space Race, gave hope for future untold technological advancements, left a triumph for democracy over the Soviet totalitarian rule, and indeed made a giant leap for mankind.
The Lasting Impact of World War II
The massive disorder and economic ruin resulting from World War II left the world in shambles. Following, the Second World War came the burdens of the people and countries involved. Explanations for the onset of the Cold War begin with World War II. This conflict measures to be the most destructive in human history. World War II brought death, devastation, and privation among the people. At the end of the war most countries lay in ruins. (McMahon).
Logic would say that the United States of America and the USSR fought as allies during World War II. Their relationship could be described as friendly. In reality, that never happened and this idea that these two powers were friendly was illusory. Prior to the war, America saw the Soviet Union as the d...

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...or survival. Also, if the moon landing did not occur, we would not have been able to create more up to date models and send them into space to explore. Despite the fact that no human has landed on the moon since, satellites have provided us with useful information while exploring outer space. Finally, if the US had not landed on the moon, we would not have won the Space Race. For all we know, we could have still been involved in the Cold War to this day.
Landing on the moon was a great leap for mankind and technology as a whole. The Space Race was the major cause of the moon landing itself, but provided the United States with more victories than ever imaginable. They took the victory of Cold War, making thousands of inventions, and introducing new space shuttles and models. As Neil Armstrong once said "That's one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind."
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