All of America, if not the whole world, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this month. On July 20, 1969 astronaut Neil Armstrong exited the Apollo 11 lunar module and became the first human on the moon. He uttered the now famous words: “that’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.”
While it took one step on the moon’s surface to make history, it took the hard work, skills and ingenuity of 400,000 men and women to make that feat possible.
Today engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs are working to rocket into space and establish a human outpost on the Moon before traveling further. Many UH Cullen College of Engineering graduates are part of the workforce that will make the Artemis mission, the next lunar landing, a trip to Mars and more possible. As such, the Cullen College presents reflections on this important milestone from a new generation engineering the future of American space exploration.