As you know countries have been very interested in space and trying to discover it. America is one of these countries.
On May 1961 John F. Kennedy [president of America at the time} announced the space race between America and Russia.The space was about which country would be the to get someone on the moon. This was after World War II and was known as the space race. During this time, people were afraid because the world's strongest bomb had been made. They were afraid that the bomb would easily blow up a whole city. This time was know as the cold war. Russia and America had been racing for years to see who could get on to the moon first. It cost America about 80 billion dollors to create a space rocket. Although Russia were the first to actually get a human and a rocket up to space, America were the first to land a man on the moon. This was Neil Armstrong, along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Colling were the asronauts on Apollo 11.
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