#Apollo50th: Google marks ‘giant leap of humankind’ with visual feast of doodle
News Bharati 19-Jul-2019
New Delhi, Jul. 19: this week is the most important week for humankind because this weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the 1st human footprint on the Moon. yes… 20 July is the historic day when three representatives of humankind touched the moon. To celebrate this huge victory of mankind, Google doodle comes with new video doodle.
The Apollo 11, the epic moment in the history of humankind, science, engineering, and spaceflight by taking viewers through the journey to the Moon and back, narrated by a special somebody with firsthand knowledge about everything that went on during the mission – former astronaut and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins.
This doodle shows us new facts of the mission which are unknown till today like, the team contributing to Project Apollo from around the world are roughly 4,00,000 in number! Most of these people are construction workers, scientists, and engineers who never left the ground. Also among those 4,00,000 were the mission’s three astronauts – Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins.
Their historic journey began with one of the most powerful rockets of all time – the Saturn V – blasting off from the Kennedy Space Center on 16 July 1969. After inserting themselves into the Moon's orbit, part of their vehicle – the lunar module, also called "The Eagle," separated for a 13-minute controlled drop to the surface. Michael Collins stayed behind in the orbiting base (called the command module), which would eventually bring the astronaut trio back home.
Only a short while later, Armstrong became the first person to set foot and walk on the Moon, uttering the now-infamous words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."