The bill also contains a sense of Congress that the USA should negotiate a binding worldwide agreement to protect the Apollo 11 landing site and similar sites.
Kranz later took over as lead flight director, a role he maintained through Apollo 11 as Armstrong and Aldrin touched down on the moon. In the televised call, the United States president told Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin that the whole world was proud of them, and that "because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man's world".
Welcome back: Michael Collins with Kennedy Space Centre director Bob Cabana. He had said in the interview that Armstrong and his colleagues faced a daunting challenge in returning the module to orbit, reported Live Science.
The Saturn V rocket lifted off at 9:32 am Eastern time on July 16, 1969, sending three American astronauts on their way to the first landing on the moon four days later. The planned new USA missions, along with others involving the OU, may ultimately pave the way for astronauts to follow in the footsteps of Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and the other 10 people to walk on the Moon's powdery surface.
July 16 was significant in the museum's calendar as it marked exactly 50 years since Apollo 11 launched on its trip to the moon.
"I'd like to transfer that spirit from where we are to where we might go and I would propose going direct to Mars under what I would call a JFK Mars Express", Collins said. Also present: all three children of German-born rocket genius Wernher von Braun, who masterminded the Saturn V.
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Mr Collins said he likes the name Artemis and, even more, likes the concept behind it.
Collins referred to an often quoted September 1962 speech by President John F. Kennedy vowing to put a man on the surface of the moon by the end of that decade. Collins said there was "a great deal of merit" to the recent push for a lunar return.
The lone female launch controller for Apollo 11, JoAnn Morgan, enjoyed seeing the much updated- firing room.
While speaking at the Apollo XI 50th Anniversary, Aldrin hit out at the lack of progress in space travel.
Only four of the 12 moonwalkers from 1969 through 1972 are still alive: Aldrin, Duke, Apollo 15's David Scott and Apollo 17's Harrison Schmitt. Aldrin hosted a gala in Southern California last Saturday and planned to head directly to the Huntsville dinner. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing this weekend, Florida Today has a list of seven of the most interesting. The AP is exclusively responsible for all content.