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On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin from the Soviet Union becomes the first human in space.
On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy announces his goal of sending an American to the Moon before the decade ends.
On June 16, 1963, the first woman and civilian, Valentina Tereshkova of the Soviet Union, enters space.
On December 21, 1968, NASA sent the first human-crewed spaceflight to, and orbit of, another celestial object: the Moon.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, an American, becomes the first human to step onto the surface of the Moon. President Kennedy's dream becomes a reality.
The landing was broadcast on live TV to a world-wide audience. This landing, named Apollo 11, effectively ended the Space Race.
"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
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