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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

July 20, 1969: America Wins 'Space Race', First to Put Mankind on the Moon

“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” --President John F. Kennedy

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon, and the first humans stepped out onto the desolate lunar landscape. They planted the American flag firmly in the ground, with Earth only visible as a distant speck in space. The United States of America had won the 'space race' but more importantly accomplished the greatest feat in the history of mankind.

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