When Apollo 11 reached the moon fifty years ago, it gave the nation a highly visible and long-lasting technological edge which contributed directly to winning the Cold War. Returning to the moon as part of the larger human exploration of deep space will deliver similar results and stand as evidence of America’s global technological leadership.
Saturday we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20, 1969, at 4:18 p.m. EDT. It is not just a moment in history -- it is the greatest achievement in human history. As Neil Armstrong said when he stepped onto the moon, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”