Influential and Breathtaking Quotes from the Apollo Space Program that will make your Heart Pound at the Speed of Lightyear.
The Apollo space program, commonly referred to as Project Apollo, was one of the first missions which led to humans stepping foot on the moon despite the hardships and the lack of advanced technology. Once again, humans proved that if they worked hard, they could reach new heights of success.
Project Apollo played a significant role in moon exploration as it continued for 11 years. In this period, it successfully sent seven missions, from which only six landed safely on the moon. The first batch to land on the moon in 1969, carrying three astronauts. Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the unknown lunar ground, accompanied by his fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Micheal Collins.
This event set a prestigious benchmark in human history, as nothing of this magnitude had been achieved. For you to endure this breathtaking experience, here are 21 quotes about the Apollo mission, so sit back and buckle up.
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Most Famous Apollo Space Program Quotes
1.) “Twelve, 11, 10, 9, ignition sequence start. Six, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero, all engine running. Liftoff! We have a liftoff, 32 minutes past the hour. Liftoff on Apollo 11.” — Jack King
2.) “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” — Neil Armstrong
3.) “Beautiful, beautiful. Magnificent desolation.” — Buzz Aldrin
4.) “Exploring Mars is a far different venture from Apollo expeditions to the moon;
it necessitates leaving our home planet on lengthy missions with a constrained return capability.” — Buzz Aldrin
5.) “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” — Neil Armstrong
6.) “I flew to the moon not so much to go there, but as part of developing the system that would allow it to happen.” — Neil Armstrong
7.) “For one priceless moment in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one.” — President Richard Nixon
8.) “I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.” — President John F. Kennedy
9.) “What I want to remember most is the glance between Neil and myself, with the engine shutoff, just that second after we touched down, because we had just completed the most critical door opening for space exploration in all of humanity.” — Buzz Aldrin
10.) “This is the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation.” — President Richard M. Nixon
11.) “It might have been a small step for Neil, but it was a big step for me.” — Buzz Aldrin
12.) “The first one I hit pretty flush with one hand – went about 200 yards. And the second one I shanked, and it rolled into a crater about 40 yards away.” — Alan Shepard
13.) “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” — Neil Armstrong
14.) “The Moon is essentially gray — no color— looks like plaster of Paris — soft of gray sand.” — James Lovell
15.) “I came to dedicate my life to opening space to the average person and crafting designs for new spaceships that could take us far from home. But since Apollo ended, such travels were only in our collective memory.” — Buzz Aldrin
16.) “I know that I would be a liar or a fool if I said that I have the best of the three Apollo 11 seats, but I can say with truth and equanimity that I am perfectly satisfied with the one I have,” — Micheal Collins
17.) “Millions of people were inspired by the Apollo Program.I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television,and without any doubt it was a big contributor to my passions for science, engineering, and exploration.“ —Jeff Bezos
18.) “it was my lucky day to be flying with mr. neil armstrong.” — Dave Scott
19.) “The biggest benefit of Apollo was the inspiration it gave to a growing generation to get into science and aerospace.” — Buzz Aldrin
20.) “I was only 8 years old on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong, 38-year-old commander of ‘Apollo 11,’ descended the cramped lunar module Eagle’s ladder with hefty backpack and bulky spacesuit to become the first human on the moon.” — Douglas Brinkley
21.) “I say my walk on the Moon lasted for three days and it was a great adventure. But my walk with God lasts forever.” — Charles Duke
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The Apollo mission proved to be a great success and helped boost the importance of developing a space program for other nations. Unfortunately, no further attempts were made after the program ended, and it has been over 50 years since the last mission.
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