Apollo moon landing
What happened July 20, 1969
On July 20, 1969 8:18 pm man, for the first time ever, touched a surface 230,00 miles away from earth. On the mourning of July 16, 1969 NASA sent astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins into orbit from the Kennedy space station.
One greatest day in AMERICAN history
At the time all the world powers are competing against each other for the title of country with the best space program and leading the helm was the Soviet Union with Yuri Gagarin being the first man in space. John F Kennedy issues a challenge to NASA to put a man on the moon before the decade is up. He would never see this completed, but the job was accomplished. America was the first country to have someone land on the moon. This was the biggest story in history and this was also the biggest accomplishment in scientific advancement.
Did it really happen?
Groups of people believe the moon landing was staged. Conspiracy theories about the first moon landing have been appearing since the mid-1970's. They claim NASA has destroyed evidence including photos, tapes, communication, and rock samples. What if president Kennedy force NASA to stage it so we can seem more advanced than the Russians.
The end of the conspiracy
Currently the conspiracy has been put to rest, because of the large amount information pushed out since then all thanks to the media. And, even though the theorists say there is no evidence the landing happened, all pictures, tapes, and moon rocks have been brought to many museums. Even Nixon prepared a speech if they never made it back
Effect on history
This is probably the most famous event in history. This event will be taught in schools for years to come. And with the success of the moon landing, NASA has gain more money to fund future projects to advance space travel.
Effect on the media
This was a big event at the time so of course the news covered the hell out of it. But the news was not the only thing affected. the beginning of the 70's media was starting developing a space theme. But that slowly died with the whole groovy phase ran rampant.