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The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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The history of rocketry and space exploration.

    Space Rocket History #227 – Apollo 11 – Rendezvous, Docking and Jettisoning

    Space Rocket History #227 – Apollo 11 – Rendezvous, Docking and Jettisoning

    The ascent of the Eagle was strikingly swift compared with the liftoff of the huge Saturn V rocket from Cape Canaveral. Of course for the Moon launch, there was no atmosphere resisting Eagle, and there was only one-sixth gravity to overcome.
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    Space Rocket History #226 – Apollo 11 – Moon Launch

    Space Rocket History #226 – Apollo 11 – Moon Launch

    Until now they had been focused on reaching the moon, landing, taking a walk on its surface, setting up experiments, exploring, and gathering evidence. With those tasks completed and their lunar bounty was board, the top priority was to fly back to Earth.
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    Space Rocket History #225 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 3

    Space Rocket History #225 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 3

    Without a word to Houston, while Buzz made his way back to Eagle, Armstrong took off running.Long strides carried Armstrong into the sun’s glare to the edge of a crater that looked to be 80 feet across and 15 or 20 feet deep.
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    Space Rocket History #224 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 2 – One Priceless Moment

    Space Rocket History #224 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 2 – One Priceless Moment

    “For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. And one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth” President Nixon.
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    Space Rocket History #223 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 1

    Space Rocket History #223 – Apollo 11 – Moonwalk – Part 1

    Silently and carefully, Armstrong raised his left boot over the lip of the footpad and lowered it to the dust. Immediately he tested his weight, bouncing in the gentle gravity, and when he felt firm ground, he was still, one foot on the last vestige of earthly things, the other on the moon. Then he spoke:
    “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
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    • 44 min
    Space Rocket History #222 – Apollo 11 – Post Landing & EVA Prep

    Space Rocket History #222 – Apollo 11 – Post Landing & EVA Prep

    Inside the Eagle Buzz and Neil knew every second was crucial. The T1 time was only 2 minutes so They hastily ran down through their checklists, preparing as though they were going to lift off within the two-minute window.
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