Learn about the History of Space Exploration in this educational video from dizzo95.
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Male: The era of space exploration began in 1957 when the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite Sputnik into Earth’s orbit. The Soviets also were the first to launch a man spacecraft when Yuri Gagarin made one orbit to the Earth in 1961. While the Russians concerned themselves with the task of orbiting the Earth. America pressed ahead with the Apollo Program, focusing on President John F Kennedy’s goal of placing a man on the moon before the end of the 1960’s. John F. Kennedy: 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. Because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills. Because that challenges one that were willing to accept, one we are willing to postpone and one we intend to win. Male: Lift off on Apollo 11. Tower clear. Male: Do we got a roll program. Male: Neil Armstrong reporting their role and pitch program which put Apollo 11 on a proper heading. Male: The goal is reached on July 28th 1969. After completing several orbits of the moon, the space module Eagle touched down. Neil Armstrong announced the feet to an estimated 625 million apprehensive viewers around the world. Neil: We’ve been base here, the Eagle has landed. Male: United States astronaut Armstrong became the first to set foot on the moon. Neil: That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

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