3...2...1... BLAST OFF!

By:Hunter Robison


Imagine watching a huge rocket ship blast off a and soar into outer space. Many people watched the Apollo 11 blast off, but there are many theories that it was all just a scam. Many people think it was all filmed and put onto television. People may think that it was all just a scam, but I can assure you that it was not. I will be proving to you in this essay that the Apollo 11 moon landing was real.

Viewing of the Blast Off

Have you ever heard of the Apollo 11 rocket blast off? You may have even watched it on television or in person. If you didn't watch the Apollo 11 blast off then you may have just researched it on a computer or with books. Many books were published of the Apollo 11 blast off giving information about where and when Apollo 11blasted off. The Apollo 11 blast off was broadcasted and put onto national television so that people could sit comfortably in thief homes while watching the rocketship soar through the sky then disappear into the darkness of space.

The Building of Apollo 11

Before we could send men to the moon we had to first build a rocket ship. After the long process of building the rocket was done, NASA would have to get it inspected. During this time the president of The United States of America was John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy was the one who carried out the order of the inspection of Apollo 11. After inspection the Apollo 11 was cleared to go to the moon.

Blasting Off

It took a lot of courage for the three brave astronauts to be the first to go to the moon. The Apollo 11 blasted off on July 20th, 1969 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As the huge rocket ship's smoke started to engulf the launch pad, and slowly start to started of toward the light blue summer sky, the cheers of millions of people started to erupt. As signals from the rocket started to get farther and farther away NASA knew that Apollo 11 was getting closer to the moon. When they landed on the moon the first man to step on the moon was Neil A. Armstrong, and that's when he said these famous words; " That's one one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind".

Apollo 11 was Fake

In recent years there have been some conspiracies that Apollo 11 was fake. Think about it, do you really think it's possible to even send someone to the moon? People think that the moon landing was just "Hollywood Majic". There is some truth to that, even before the idea of Apollo 11 was even released to the public Hollywood had tried faking moon landings. After all the Hollywood moon landings weren't all that real looking, and people didn't believe these scams.


Apollo 11 helped develope our country, giving us courage and strength. Those three men were brave enough to risk their lives for our country, and it payed off in the long run. July 20th, 1969 was the best day of many Americans lives. NASA also played a huge role in our own Apollo 11 mission, they went through the trouble of building the rocket ship that would take the first men to the moon. The Apollo 11 blast off will always be remembered as one of Americas greatest days in history.


Book: Haggerty, James J. Title: Apollo: Lunar Landing City of Publication: Chicago, New York, San Francisco. Publisher: Rand McNally and Company. (1969)

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Oberg, James. Title: Space Exploration. Publication title: "Space Exploration" (2016)