July 20 marks the 48th anniversary of the first moonwalk in 1969 led by Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. The mission’s goal was to perform a manned landing on the moon and return safely to Earth. People from around the world watched and listened as Neil Armstrong slowly climbed down the ladder of the lunar lander and became the first person in history to step foot on the moon. Above him, he could look up and see the Earth. It was in that moment that he uttered those famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Armstrong was soon joined by Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface where the two astronauts spent 21 hours performing experiments and taking photographs. They also brought back 46 pounds of moon rocks.
After their stay on the moon, they used the lunar lander to dock with “Columbia,” the Command Module. Columbia was piloted by astronaut Michael Collins who had stayed in orbit around the moon waiting for Armstrong and Aldrin to return. All three astronauts returned to the Earth in Columbia splashing down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969.
LogiCore celebrates the heroic efforts of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission and the continuing efforts of the NASA space program to propel the limits of human ingenuity into the great unknown of space and beyond.