We made history on this date in 1969

History was made 50 years ago today, and here in Houston, Space City, we still celebrate it as if it happened yesterday.

The astronauts on Apollo 11 landed on the moon completing the mission laid out by John F. Kennedy years earlier when he spoke at Rice University.

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed,” said Neil Armstrong, who later said, “it’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

Since the moon landing we've since had the shuttle and the International Space Station. Keith Cowing at NASA watch talks about what's next for space travel.

“It used to be that only governments did things like this. But now you have the private sector, like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and others who are building their own rockets and have the financial wherewithal to go to places because they want to,” Cowing explained.

NASA is trying to get back to the moon thanks to the Artemis project by 2024.

 

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