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The Apollo 11 launched off from the Kennedy space center on July 16, 1969. Four days later the space ship arrived on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon, where he famously said “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

 

Although the man on the moon was probably the biggest and most memorable space movement in the 1960’s there were other important things like, Telstar 1 and Telstar 2 which introduced the world to satellites. In 1962, Telstar I was launched into space. These satellite transmitted phone calls and photos between Europe and America. Telstar was the first satellite to transmit black-and-white images between two continents. It was capable of 600 telephone channels or one television channel. In 1963. Telstar 2 was launched and established the first direct link between Japan and Europe. A satellite can be very confusing to understand but if you look down at this Satellite ( Mariner IV Space Probe) You can see there are two main points the Mariner IV Space Probe, the Solar Radiation Sensor and the Television Camera.

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