July 21st, 1961 - Second U.S. astronaut in space - July 21st, 1969 - First man on moon


President John F. Kennedy declared space travel and the landing on the moon a major goal of American policy. (original sound bite) The space program was strongly influenced by military deliberations. It was a race with the Soviet Union. On July 21st, 1961, Virgil Grissom was the second U.S. astronaut in space. 8 years later, exactly to the day, on July 21st, 1968, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon.

Länge: 00:01:10 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: ja | Jahr: 1961-1969 | Clip-ID: JHT000374E


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