The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth. The success of the mission was celebrated globally and united all humankind. This video shows the parades that celebrated the successful return of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.
For more information on the Apollo Program, visit https://www.nasa.gov/specials/apollo50th/
Apollo 11: One Small Step on the Moon for All Mankind
NASA Remembers Apollo Astronaut Michael Collins
Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong’s Reflections on NASA’s Mission to Land on the Moon
NASA Heroes Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
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