H.Res.723 - Recognizing the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, and for other purposes.108th Congress (2003-2004)
Text: H.Res.723 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
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Engrossed in House (07/21/2004)
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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Res. 723 Engrossed in House (EH)] In the House of Representatives, U.S., July 21, 2004. Whereas President John F. Kennedy set a goal of landing Americans on the moon and returning them safely to Earth; Whereas the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) created the Apollo space program to fulfill the goal set by President Kennedy; Whereas on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission launched into space to attempt the first manned lunar landing; Whereas on July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m. eastern daylight time, astronaut Neil A. Armstrong ushered in a new era in space exploration when he stepped onto the lunar surface and declared, ``That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.''; Whereas Neil Armstrong, the mission commander, and fellow astronauts Michael Collins, the command module pilot, and Edwin E. ``Buzz'' Aldrin, Jr., the lunar module pilot, exemplified bravery and determination in successfully completing the mission; Whereas the Apollo 11 mission demonstrated the technological abilities of the United States and established the United States as a leader in space exploration; Whereas the Apollo 11 mission inspired further exploration of the universe and led to more than three decades of continued voyage and discovery; and Whereas the Apollo 11 mission continues to inspire exploration as NASA envisions returning to the moon and eventually landing a person on Mars: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives-- (1) recognizes the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing; (2) commends the astronauts and other men and women of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) whose efforts assured the success of the Apollo 11 mission; and (3) supports the continued leadership of the United States in the exploration of space. Attest: Clerk.