In the late 1950's and 60's, the US and Soviet Union were engaged in the Cold War. October 4th, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite.
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President Eisenhower responded to the challenge and in 1958 established the National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA). The space race had begun!
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The crew was comprised of Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong. There was a bit of conflict over who would be first to step foot on the moon. Buzz was furious when he found out it would be Neil.
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The Apollo spacecraft was launched by a Saturn V rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on
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The Saturn V rocket had 3 stages. Each played a role in launching Apollo on its path to the moon.
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