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The First Moon Walk
The year was 1961. John F. Kennedy was the President of the United States. He wanted to put a man on the Moon. The President and NASA knew it could be done. They were ready to put a man on the Moon.
Apollo 11 blasted off on July 16, 1969. Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins were the astronauts on board. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the Moon.
They went down to the Moon on the Lunar Module. It was called the Eagle. Collins stayed in orbit. He did experiments and took pictures.
On July 20, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon. He and Aldrin walked for three hours. They did experiments and picked up bits of Moon dirt and rocks.
The two men put a U.S. flag on the Moon. They also left a sign that says, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July, 1969. We came in peace for all mankind.”
On July 24, the team of astronauts came back to Earth safely. President Kennedy’s wish came true. It took less than ten years. Man had walked on the Moon.