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The Legacy of Apollo 11

Written by: Emmanuel G Escobar

On July 20th, 1969, 50 years ago, a team of astronauts led by Commander Neil Armstrong made history by landing on the surface of the Moon, three days after they launched from Earth, having covered 380,000 kilometres of spaceflight. The next 50 years should see a better understanding of what is achievable, new technology that enables better, eco-friendlier spaceflights, and perhaps a plan in place to send humans to Mars.