Text: H.Res.723 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)

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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
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[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.