July 1, 2019 | Peachtree City, USA
This month marks the 50th Anniversary of the historic mission that put the first humans on the moon. On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first persons to land on the moon, followed by Armstrong becoming the first to walk on the moon.
As Armstrong took his first step, he famously said, "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." But this historic achievement belongs to many more Americans than just individual astronauts. Behind the scenes more than 400,000 engineers, technicians and scientists worked to make the Apollo 11 mission a success.
Fifty years later, people around the globe are celebrating and reflecting on this miraculous achievement, and how it continues to influence spaceflight and the technological advancements we are currently striding for today.
"In recent years, the commercial sector has taken on a larger and more challenging role in space exploration," said Hamzah Faruqi, Aventure's Director of Commercial Sales. "Aventure looks forward to U.S. companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and SpaceX, in collaboration with NASA, to continue fulfilling President Kennedy's challenge."
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy laid the foundation for this milestone by famously saying "We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."