About Moon Day
Date When Celebrated: Make Your Own Sundae Day is always Celebrated on July 20
Moon Day commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969.
The Apollo Space program, begun by President John F. Kennedy, was created to put the first man on the moon. Apollo 11 fulfilled that dream, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. What an amazing and historic event it was!
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 was launched from Cape Kennedy Space Center atop a huge Saturn V rocket. On July 20, 1969, the Lunar Module, nicknamed the "Eagle", touched down on the surface of the moon at Tranquility Base. Upon landing, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong reported "The Eagle Has Landed". A few hours later, Neil Armstrong, stepped off of the Eagle's ladder, placed one foot upon the moon's surface and proclaimed: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind".
Amazingly and sadly, after the Apollo program ended in the 1970's, man has not yet returned to the moon. When will man walk on the moon again? No one knows.
Enjoy Moon Day re-living this historic day. Watch a movie on space or read a book on space flight. We suggest the movie " Apollo 13".
History and Origin of Moon Day
Moon Day was created in 2009. The first objective is to recognize Neil Armstrong's accomplishment, being the first person to walk on the moon. In addition, this day is designed to showcase past, present, and future efforts at space exploration.
Neither the U.S. Congress nor the President of the United States has proclaimed today to be a "National" day. Yet, a handful of websites reference it as a national day.
Definition of "National" Days - and why it so important to distinguish and identify true national days.
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