In 1961 President Kennedy asked for Americans' commitment to "landing a man on the moon" before the end of the decade. Kennedy's challenge would require an army of scientists, academics, and engineers working around the clock to successfully complete the mission. The goal was met on July 20, 1969, when Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the moon. The National Air and Space Museum designed this Web site to tell the story of the United States effort to undertake the unprecedented journey across thousands of miles of space. Go to this Web site to learn why Kennedy asked for the moon and how NASA delivered on its promise.
Destination Title: Apollo to the Moon
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Start at the Apollo to the Moon Web site.
- Enter the site by clicking on "Enter the Gallery."
- Browse through the site, taking notes as you go.
After you have read through the information, answer the following questions.