Research Paper on the Year 1969

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"First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."- John F. Kennedy. On a warm July night in 1969, this dream came true. Millions of people sat captivated in front of their TVs witnessing one of the most monumental events in history, Neil Armstrong walking gracefully on the moon. This event in US history changed the way we look at space forever. Political issues such as the Vietnam War and foreign affairs were on the forefront of American's minds. Thousands of people came peacefully together in a historical concert event called Woodstock. Children were introduced to a place called "Sesame Street" and Heavy Metal …show more content…
This protest was the largest single anti-war demonstration ever held in history. Some universities would hold ?moratoria? on the 15th of the month after this demonstration. Following this protest the first draft lottery in the US is held since World War II.

?One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind?- Neil Armstrong . The Apollo 11 mission fulfilled President Kennedy?s goal of reaching the Moon by the end of the 60's. It was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, the fifth human spaceflight of the Apollo program and the third human voyage to the Moon. Launched on July 16, the crew was made up of Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin Jr. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Collins orbited above. The astronauts also returned to Earth with the first samples ever from another planetary body. Apollo 11 achieved its primary mission, which was to perform a manned lunar landing and return the mission safely to Earth. The Apollo 11 mission has paved the way for the planned Apollo lunar landing missions to come in the following years. One of the world?s most recognizable aircraft, the Boeing 747, made its maiden flight 1969. It later entered service July 22, 1970. The 747 was a great plane for the middle class but the upper class had another plane in mind. The Concorde also was introduced in 1969,

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