"That's one small step for
man. One giant leap for mankind."
- Neil Armstrong
The national effort that enabled Astronaut
Neil Armstrong to speak those words as he stepped onto the lunar surface, fulfilled a dream as old as humanity. But
Project Apollo's goals went beyond landing Americans on the Moon and returning them safely to Earth:
To establish the technology to meet other
national interests in space.
To achieve preeminence in space for the United
To carry out a program of scientific
exploration of the Moon.
To develop man's capability to work in the