Highlights

on July 20 the Space Exploration Day is celebrated annually, the day mark the anniversary of american man’s first historic landing on the moon in 20’s century.

In 1969 July 20, American Astronaut Neil Armstrong and American Engineer Edwin Buzz became the world first humans to land on moon’s surface. The Neil-Aldrin both spent 21.5 hours (1290 minutes) on the moon surface. both, they spent 2.5 hours (150 minutes) outside of their capsules. The Exploration Day is mainly celebrated in the United States of America.

Background

In 1960s, John F Kennedy the President of United States of America, set a national goal of landing a first American man in the moon within a 10 years.

Missions of NASA

After the NASA successful landing on the moon, NASA further continued its space explorations. Between 1969 and 1972, United States of America launched Apollo 4 to Apollo 17 missions.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration then launched Project Gemini (NASA’s 2nd human spaceflight program) and Project Apollo that took astronauts in an orbit around the moon.

the United States of America and Soviet Union first jointly mission Apollo-Soyuz Project (the first international space mission) launched in 1975. Apollo-Soyuz launched by NASA and Roscosmos.

20 July Space Exploration Day