In the decades since USA astronaut Neil Armstrong uttered, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind", various nations have advanced their own lunar missions - including China, which plans to explore the moon's polar regions by 2030. That's because Scott was a competitive swimmer in high school and college, swimming at the University of MI on a scholarship.
The building is now home to NASA's Orion crew capsule, the spacecraft created to carry astronauts back to the moon by 2024 in what Bridenstine calls the Artemis program, named after the Greek goddess and twin sister of Apollo.
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"If Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins are not heroes, then there are no heroes", Pence told a crowd of dozens of space industry executives and NASA staff in the Operations and Checkout building, the 58-foot-tall (18 meters) chamber that once housed the Apollo 11 command module for testing.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex presents a thorough history of America's space program.
"What people do relate to is the idea of exploration and going to a new world", said the 48-year-old Young, who was not born when Neil Armstrong took his few small steps on the moon on July 20, 1969 but was a curious 18-month-old toddler watching Apollo 17 make the last moon landing in 1972.
According to the statement, NASA's stated goal "is to return to the Moon in a sustainable way to prepare for the next giant leap - sending astronauts to Mars for the first time ever".
In New York City, organizers moved a moon-landing party from Times Square into a hotel because of the heat wave. Collins orbited the moon alone in Columbia, as Armstrong and Aldrin descended to the gray, desolate surface.
"There was just excitement", Turner said. "Good grief! It's still unbelievable, the No. 1 feat of the 20th century, if not all of modern history, that first time there".
In the 100-degree heat (38 degrees Celsius) of Kazakhstan, an American, Italian and Russian, rocketed into the night to the International Space Station.
While the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing Saturday, Sotheby's auctioned off three original NASA videotapes of the event for a whopping $A2.58 million.
Three astronauts have blasted off into space on the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing as Americans attended events across the country to commemorate the milestone.
The anniversary has also revived a discussion about the future of space flight.