July 20, 1969: Moon Landing Anniversary
Fifty years ago on July 20, 1969, a tiny space capsule containing two American men landed on the moon. Six hours later, the world watched as astronaut Neil Armstrong set his lunar-boot-clad foot onto the moon’s surface. No one alive at the time can forget that live broadcast, the astronauts’ jerky, bouncing movements, their crackling static-y voices and the mind-boggling knowledge that right that very moment, people were walking on our moon.
NASA is currently evaluating new designs for the shuttle’s successor space vehicle. Private companies are scrambling to enter the field of space flight. But for now the Soyuz is the only game in town.
Travel to the Soviet Space Facility with MIR
MIR has over 30 years of travel experience in Russia, with affiliate offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Siberia offering on-the-ground support, and tour managers that clients rave about. Our full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”
You can see a Soyuz launch up close on MIR’s Inside the Russian Space Program, enjoying unparalleled access to VIP viewing areas and briefing sessions in Baikonur and the opportunity to train like a cosmonaut in Moscow (more info).
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(Top photo credit: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Here astronaut Neil Armstrong steps on the moon.)
PUBLISHED: July 18, 2014