The Moon Landing

The Moon LandingThe Moon, one of the most prominent celestial objects visible to the naked eye, has always had a prominent place in the human imagination, inspiring artists, lovers and mystics, as well as philosophers, mathematicians and astronomers. One of the greatest dreams of humanity has been to step foot on the Moon.

Thanks to the development of modern aeronautical technology, as well as advances in science and mathematics, astronomy, and astrophysics, this dream was first realized in the 1950s and ’60s by daring American and Soviet astronauts and cosmonauts who, in the course of the great Space Race between the two superpowers, managed to put the first man in space (the Soviet Yuri Gagarin in 1961), as well as launch successful unmanned lunar orbit and reconnaissance missions and finally, put the first man on the moon in 1969.

The Apollo Moon landing, as it is commonly known, or more precisely Apollo 11, which consisted of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, was the first successful landing and direct exploration by man on the Moon, and people from all around the world watched it unfold live on television.

Did we land on the moon? There are some conspiracy theories out there that claim that the Moon landing was actually fake, a trick orchestrated by the U. S. government to make the Soviets believe that the Americans had beat them to it. Some still believe in this Moon landing hoax theory. But most reasonable people recognize that moon landings are hard to fake, and there is plenty of evidence out there that the Apollo 11 project was a success, and we have done a number of subsequent moon landings, bringing home much new information and exciting findings about our celestial neighbor.