Hooray! Space exploration rocks. More on that later.
45 years ago today, humans landed on the Moon. How awesome is that? Very awesome! 🙂
The Apollo program ran from 1961 to 1972. The first Moon landing was on July 20, 1969. There were many other Apollo missions before and after the first Moon landings, involving a courageous number of people, some of whom risked their lives for human progress.
Since then, we have landed robots on many other worlds. The Russian space program was responsible for more than a dozen missions to Venus, for example. We have landed a robot on another planet’s moon – Titan (of the Saturnian system). We’ve explored the atmosphere of Jupiter, sent a spacecraft (Voyager) on a mission to the stars (it has already left the Solar System), and landed a few rovers on the red planet Mars.
Here’s a quick link to the Apollo 11 Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11
I will be posting more information here soon, as we celebrate one of humanity’s greatest achievements.