On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon. The journey to space was a long road which is rooted in tensions between America and the Soviet Union called the Cold War. On October 4, 1957 the Soviets launched Sputnik, an intercontinental ballistic missile and the world’s first artificial satellite to be place into the Earth’s orbit. This furthered tensions between the Soviet Union and America. After the launch of Sputnik the U.S launched the Explorer I. Despite American efforts to lead the way in space exploration, the Soviet Union appeared to be one step ahead. The Soviets launched the first man into space in 1961. That same year president John F. Kennedy announced The Apollo 11 mission, which ultimately won the Space Race when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.
The moon landing is a very important part of both world history and American history. This iconic mission sparked the beginning of a complete change in the way we view space.
It has been 50 years since the very first man walked on the moon. Since that that time there have only been 11 other people to walk on the moon.
Now, half a century later, the historic Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book is set to go on auction. This book contains details of the complete Eagle voyage from inspection, undocking, lunar surface descent and ascent. It is also rumored to contain traces of lunar dust within the pages. The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book will be on view at Christie’s in New York until May 15. It is set to go on auction July 18th.
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