National Moon Day

July 20, 2021

What Is National Moon Day?

July 20th is the anniversary of the day that man first walked on the moon in 1969. They landed on the moon by way of the Apollo 11 spacecraft that was specifically engineered for this mission. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent 2 and a half hours on the moon collecting moon material that would later make its way back to Earth to be analysed. This moon landing was an essential milestone in human progress and marked a turning point for the science industry and the United States as a whole. It propelled the US to the top spot in innovation and made it so that all other countries would follow behind. Whether you’re a science buff or not, you can appreciate the importance and significance of the moon landing. Celebrate this day by learning more about the mission or just having a cute moon themed party with some friends.

When Is National Moon Day?

July 20th, National Moon Day, celebrates the first steps on the moon in 1969.

History Of National Moon Day

National Moon Landing Day was proclaimed by President Richard Nixon in 1971. However, it only became official by July 0f 1975 with the help of Richard Christmas who started a campaign to urge Congress members and governors nationwide to observe the day. And so it was.


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