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  1. Apollo 11 • "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.“ Neil Armstrong

  2. Apollo 11 • Command Module: Columbia piloted by Michael Collins

  3. Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong’s famous words: • “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

  4. Apollo 11 Moon Plaque: “Here men from planet Earth first set foot on the moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.”

  5. Apollo 11 July 20, 1969 • Neil Armstrong • Michael Collins • Edwin Buzz Aldrin

  6. NASA and the Space Program

  7. SpaceX's first space station-bound Dragon spacecraft, flying atop a Falcon 9 rocket, launches behind a high fidelity mockup of the space shuttle 5/22/2012, financed by billionaire Elon Musk. (click on picture for website)

  8. Animals in Space Laika November 3, 1957 Country launched from: Russia

  9. Animals in Space GORDOFirst Monkey In Space Launch Date:December 13, 1958 Country Launched From:USA

  10. The Space Race First Human In Space YURI GAGARIN Launch Date:April 12, 1961 Country Launched From:Russia Capsule Name:Vostok

  11. The Space Race First American Man In Space ALAN SHEPARDLaunch Date:May 5, 1961 Country Launched From:USA Capsule Name:Freedom 7

  12. The Space Race First American Man To Orbit The Earth JOHN GLENN Launch Date:February 20, 1962 Country Launched From:USA Capsule Name:Friendship 7 Number of Orbits: 3

  13. For and against the space program: • Launch and repair satellites • Allow scientific experiments • National pride • U.S. recognized as the world leader in science and education • Military and strategic use • Quest to explore unknown • Created jobs • Dangerous • Costly • Benefits do not justify the cost • Some harmful effects on the environment • Take away from other social programs here in the U.S.