The Moon Landing

The Moon Landing took place on July 20, 1969, and is approximately when the future started to happen.)){u='http

They were good high-fives though. That counts.

Just The Facts

  1. The Apollo 11 mission led the first human landing on the moon
  2. Neil Armstrong has gained fame for being the first human to ever set foot on the moon
  3. Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, was honored in an homage by the character Buzz Lightyear
  4. Apparently nobody gives a shit about Michael Collins, the guy who actually piloted the damn rocket to the moon

Cracked on the Moon Landing

Aliens, you'd better watch your fucking backs.

BECAUSE AMERICA HAS JUST ENTERED THE MOTHERFUCKING BUILDING

The Moon Landing was the first of NASA's manned missions to the moon, titled Apollo 11. NASA was originally going to title the mission Killrocket, but this was abandoned because it wasn't a rocket and nothing was killed. That we know of...

The mission had four astronauts guiding the ship to the small lunar mass of wonder: world-famous icon Neil Armstrong, less-popular but still well lied astronaut Buzz Aldrin, forgotten-by-history astronaut Michael Collins, and Sam Rockwell on a drug-flashback:

America was inspired to fly a manned mission to the moon for two reasons. The first reason is that John F. Kennedy's assassination motivated NASA scientists to honor his memory by completing his goal of landing a man on the moon before the 70s. The second reason is that those goddamned soulless commie Soviets were making inroads in the Space Race with the Sputnik satellite and various other things launched into space (including dogs). The Moon Landing is also remembered as one of the most patriotic displays of American ingenuity ever.

HOLY SHIT!

At the time (and probably still today), the Moon Landing was one of humanity's greatest technological and scientific achievements. To date, it is the first time that any species of planet Earth had successfully survived, albeit for a short amount of time, on a foreign celestial body. A few other manned missions to the moon occurred after the successful launch of the Apollo 11, but none were as awesome.

Positive Outcomes of the Moon Landing

  • The USA won the Cold War.
  • The first actual photograph of the Earth was taken, and it is awe inspiring:

  • We learned much about the Moon and our surrounding galaxy as a result of the mission
  • The quote "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" was said. This is a very badass sentence.
  • We made a good first impression with possible aliens:

Negative Outcomes of the Moon Landing