QUOTES SUM UP GREAT ACHIEVE­MENT

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“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 in a spe­cial State of the Union mes­sage on May 25, 1961

“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, NASA’s “voice of launch con­trol”; he later said he was so ex­cited that he said “en­gine” in­stead of “en­gines.”

“Hous­ton, Tran­quil­ity Base here. The Ea­gle has landed.” – NASA as­tro­naut Neil Arm­strong after land­ing on the moon July 20, 1969

“That’s one small step for man, one gi­ant leap for mankind.” – Neil Arm­strong as he stepped onto the moon; he later said he meant to say “for a man.”

“Beau­ti­ful, beau­ti­ful. Mag­nif­i­cent

des­o­la­tion.” – NASA as­tro­naut Buzz Aldrin as he fol­lowed Arm­strong onto the moon’s sur­face

“For one price­less mo­ment in the whole his­tory of man, all the peo­ple on this Earth are truly one.” – Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon in a phone call to Arm­strong and Aldrin while they were on the moon

“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” – Plaque on the lu­nar mod­ule

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