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Posted by Hannah on June 21, 2019
When you look out at the night sky, the moon is the brightest light. After the sun, it is the second largest visible object in the sky (although its surface is dark). It is earth’s only permanent satellite, and the fifth largest in the solar system.
For years, man has attempted to better understand our solar system. For most of us, it seems to be a mystery that must be solved, but one that is beyond our reach. And yet, our attempts to discover and better understand our world, has led us to achieve great things.
In 1961 President John F. Kennedy proposed the national goal: "before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." Apollo 11 was America’s first crewed mission to land on the moon on July 20, 1969 by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Armstrong was the first person to stand on the lunar surface, saying the famous words: “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
To honor the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, a lot is happening! For one, Omega, who produced the first watch ever to be worn on the moon is making a special version for the Met Museum. See what the man on the moon watch looks like here. Also, The Washington Post has compiled The Lunar Landings-Commemorate Edition which is now available at AnyDate.com. With 178 pages of content, the book features dramatic headlines and full coverage of all of the Apollo missions. Get $15 off with coupon code MOON19.
Our Decade History Books also make wonderful gifts, and feature historical coverage of advancements in space exploration, as well as other significant events through the years. Get $10 off any Decade Book with coupon code DECADE19.