The Importance Of Astronauts On The Moon

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“An Eagle flying in outer space” “We choose to go to the moon. 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 challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win” (Kennedy, John). July 20th 1969, the day history was shaped and a path laid for the future. This was the day that Astronauts would land on the moon. Historically this event will shape the country we live in. Shaping it through the economy, the economic surplus and growth after the mission. Newfound education such the further …show more content…
I just can 't tell you how proud we all are of what you have done” (Nixon Richard). For a few moments the whole world stood silently as one and watched men walk on land not foreign to a country but the human race instead. “For one priceless moment in the whole history of man all the people on this earth are truly one” (Nixon Richard). Unification was shown through the historic phone call made from the Oval Office in Washington D.C to the Sea of Tranquility on the moon. President Nixon reiterated to the astronauts the overwhelming pride bubbling over in the States. Nixon described that the moon mission would be the start of the great unification process for the country and the nation as well. Unification that could be seen starting at the moment of the moon landing. Incredibly over six hundred million people watched the moon landing on the television. Six hundred million is so significant because only one hundred million people watched Super Bowl XLIX over 45 years …show more content…
Flooding the world with news and updates was the constant demand for the Apollo missions and exploration. From the ground of Apollo missions rose news groups like NBC, CBS and ABC. These stations had their news portion become much more popular as the need for news grew. Shown in the NBC archives the ratings of the Sunday news was one of the top ten in ratings during all of 1969 the year of that Apollo 11 mission. Coverage of the moon landing was one of the most viewed events in human history and arguable one of the most important events. Thousands of stations cut to live broadcasts of the unfolding event. Everywhere from London to USSR newspapers to radio to television all talking about the expenditure. Leading to a more unique multimedia shift that has absorbed the world

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