exactly 50 years Ago the Saturn V rocket lifted off with three astronauts to the moon. On Board the astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, who should redeem a promise: the goods before the end of the decade, a Americans should land on the moon.

“We have decided to fly in this decade to the moon and to do other things – not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to organize the Best of our energies and skills, and to measure, because the challenge is one that we want to ask ourselves…” was President John F. Kennedy in September 1962, in his famous speech in the Football Stadium of Rice University in Houston, Texas said.

60 years of space travel history

How Nasa is more than just the moon, conquered

By Till Bartels

Until the end of the 50s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) was in the sign of the Cold war have been founded in order to provide the space races the Soviets to stand up to. With a financial power at that time, 24 billion dollars and a staff of 400,000 engineers and scientists, first of the manned Mercury and Gemini programmes have been established, and then the Apollo program to life.

the Successful Mission of Apollo 11

As the Astronaut Neil Armstrong on 20. July 1969 was the first man on the moon, was not only a dream of mankind come true. The event of the century also became a media spectacle like none before. The moon landing was followed, thanks to the Live broadcast on TV of about a half a billion people.

For the legendary magazine “Life” was accompanied by the writer and Journalist Norman Mailer, the space adventure in a multi-part series. He wrote about the background of “the psychology of astronauts” and the “two sides of the moon”. These and other Essays are now available in the anniversary edition of his book, “Moonfire – The epic journey of Apollo 11”, which was published as a thick book with hundreds of photographs from archives and private collections in bags.

“No single space project will impress you in this period of time, the mankind more or more important for the exploration of the distant outer space,” said John F. Kennedy, “and none will be so difficult or expensive to reach.”

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