PBS American Experience: Chasing the Moon _ Anyone watching?
It was on "July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon ."
It is interesting story about the space program. I remember watching all the launches when I was a kid. I wanted to be an astronaut so much. My brothers teased me and said I never could be because I was a girl and only men could be astronauts. I am glad things changed.
The saddest part was when they talked about the Russians sending dogs into space. What a terrible way to die. There is more information on this on Wiki under her name, Laika. And this article.
Just found this: According to Animals In Space by Colin Burgess and Chris Dubbs, the Soviet Union launched dogs into flight 71 times between 1951 and 1966, with 17 deaths. The Russian space program continues to use animals in space tests, but in every case except Laika's, there has been some hope that the animal would survive.Apr 11, 2018