Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 astronauts were on their way back to our home planet after doing what some thought was impossible — landing and taking humanity’s first steps on the Moon. More on this #Apollo50th moment journeying home: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/50-years-ago-apollo-11-the-journey-home?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=70925576
50 years ago now, two humans lifted off the lunar surface. As we continue to celebrate the #Apollo50th anniversary, we relive the past with an eye on the future. We're returning humans to the Moon within 5 years to lay the path to Mars. We Are Going: /artemis/
Neil Armstrong: “That's one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.”
As these words were spoken 50 years ago now, history was made. From then on, we lived in a world where humans had set foot on the Moon. Celebrate the #Apollo50th anniversary: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/apollo50th/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=70839917
And you're going to be remembered - and I believe, studied - as social media's first great short storyteller. F Scott Fitzgerald of the internet.
No one will remember any of the losers who failed to take you down.
Greetings Earthlings! Three space travelers opened the hatch to their new home on @Space_Station at 9:04pm ET. Read how @AstroDrewMorgan, @astro_luca & cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov were welcomed by their space-faring crew mates & what’s next for them: https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/
Neil and Buzz landed in the Sea of Tranquility, a cooled lava plain on the near side of the Moon. For our first visit to the Moon, we wanted something nice and flat, with relatively few craters and boulders. #Apollo50th
We’re 1 day away from the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing!
Not only did that great leap make history for mankind, it also led to countless innovations that improved life on Earth. Discover how #Apollo50th influenced life at home: https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/186398043254/5-ways-the-moon-landing-changed-life-on-earth?linkId=70799011
To mark our #Apollo50th anniversary of the Moon landing, the @USPS issued 2 forever stamps to celebrate: One features the iconic photograph of Aldrin in his spacesuit, & the other shows the landing site of the lunar module on the Moon. Check them out: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/the-us-postal-service-is-issuing-first-moon-landing-forever-stamps?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=70798986
@David_Motley i am a floridian these last decades. i never miss a launch. they come over my house. my first time at KSC standing before john glenn's little capsule, i was humbled and got chills. it was a tin can, his knees to his chest, riding on kerosene. i stood and saluted. the right stuff only begins to say the story.
Memories of a 9 yr old watching my heroes...
Growing up in Florida in the 60s, we were fortunate to go on field trips to Kennedy Space Center and meet the astronauts. We got to see things that existed only in our imaginations.
(I still want to be an astronaut...lol)