Mark Bastianpulle Project Mr. Hall and Mr. Viner
Was the Moon Landing Fake?
The investigation will be about the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, if man really landed on the moon and took those steps on the surface of the moon. I will be trying to find out if what happened in 1969 was real or just a hoax to the entire nation and to the whole world. The Apollo 11 mission launched in 1969 was one of the first missions to land on moon, and on July 20th 1969 Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. became the first ever humans to walk on the moon. This inspirational moment was broadcasted all over the world with everyone glued to the television. This was one of the important moments in history, but was this just a fake stunt to fool the nation into believing that NASA achieved something great or was it a real success that NASA was successful for the first ever people to send man to the moon.
The Apollo 11 mission under jurisdiction by President John F Kennedy was his dream that he will send a man to the moon "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth." — Pres. Kennedy, May 25, 19611. President John F Kennedy wanted to show the world that if America say’s something they will stick to what they say, from that day on the Apollo 11 mission was born. It took NASA eight years to make this dream reality, assembled with the best crew NASA can offer Neil Armstrong (Commander), Michael Collins (Command Module Pilot) and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. (Lunar Module Pilot) and on 16th July 1969 Apollo 11 launched. It took the astronauts four days to arrive at their destination and on 20th July 1969, 02:56 GMT, nearly 20 minutes after first opening the hatch on the Eagle landing craft2 Neil Armstrong stepped out the space craft said these memorable word “one small step for man, one giant leap for man kind”. With millions of people watching back on earth Neil Armstrong stepped on the surface of the moon and changed history for ever. He described the moon surface as been like powdered charcoal, and he soon collected samples of the surface in case the mission had to be aborted suddenly. Neil Armstrong was accompanied by Edwin Aldrin and both of them soon did a few exercises before plating the flag of USA at 03:15 GMT.
Neil Armstrong the mission commander of the Apollo 11 mission was born in Ohio, on August 5, 1930. Armstrong studied aerospace engineering in university and he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1955. Armstrong also joined the navy in 1949, and qualified for a Naval Aviator. In 1957 Armstrong decided to become an astronaut and he was selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Main in Space Soonest program. Armstrong was chosen to be a back up pilot for Gemini 5, and then he was commander pilot for Gemini 8. After Armstrong was chosen as a backup commander for the Apollo 8 mission, Armstrong was chosen to take commander of the Apollo 11 mission. On July 20th, 1969, Armstrong became the first man on the moon.