Queen Elizabeth II was able to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing during annual Christmas message that was broadcasted to the world on December 25. The Queen, who is 93 years old, said that when growing up, she never imagined that a day would come when a man would be able to walk on the moon. However, this year we were ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular Apollo 11 mission. As the historical pictures got to be beamed back to the earth, millions of people sat transfixed to the Television screens as they watched Neil Armstrong take a step for the man as well as a giant leap for humankind and the womankind.
The Queen added that it is a reminder for all of us that such huge often start with small steps. Queen Elizabeth went on to recount the impact of the Apollo from the desk in the Windsor Castle as the video clips of moon landing played. In the year 1969, on July 20th, the Apollo 11 space explorers, namely Armstrong and the Buzz Aldrin, went on to become first humans to be able to land on another planet as their mate Michael Collins was able to orbit up above. NASA would, later on, be prepared to land 6 Apollo missions on the moon, with the 12 moonwalkers in all, in 1969 as well as 1972. Final Apollo lunar landing was able to occur during the Apollo 17 missions.
As of today, the NASA agency has a new mission and push to be able to return the space explorers to the moon. Under Artemis Program, which is a space agency, NASA has aimed to be able to land the next batch of astronauts by the year 2024. The next crew lunar landing is going to include the first woman to land on the moon, the NASA agency has said. To be very clear, the Queen’s Christmas message included more than remarks about Apollo 11 moon landing. She was able to discuss on 75th anniversary of the D-day invasion in the year 1944 during World War II, the birth of her latest grandchild Archie as well as other topics. However, the year 2019 has been the year where world looked back on Lunar feat of the Apollo 11 as well as forwarded to what is awaiting humanity on moon in the coming years. Apollo 11 moon landing received the royal treatment on TV series dubbed ‘The Crown’ in an episode marking lunar landing’s impact on the royal family in the year 1969.