Mankind's "giant leap"
Lesson Date : 2019-08-05


  • Mankind's "giant leap"
  • On July 16, 1969, a powerful rocket lifted off.
  • It took three Americans into space.
  • Soon, the rocket fell away.
  • Then, the men's spacecraft traveled to the Moon.
  • It arrived three days later.
  • The spacecraft divided.
  • One part, with two men inside, landed on the Moon.
  • The other part circled the Moon.
  • Neil Armstrong was one of the men.
  • He was the first person to stand on the Moon.
  • Armstrong said: "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".
  • The first Moon landing was 50 years ago.
  • It ended the "Space Race".
  • The Space Race was between the U.S. and Russia.
  • Both wanted to be the first to land a man on the Moon.
  • Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space.
  • A Russian, he circled the Earth once in 1961.
  • Armstrong died in 2012.
  • He was 82.
  • The U.S. plans to send a woman to the Moon in 2024.