How the Apollo 11 affected the United States
President Kennedy's speech to put the man on the moon and returning them back to Earth safely was just crazy, impossible and even foolish at that time. No one really thought that after the end of the decade, we would be able to accomplish that goal, yet it was accomplished on July 24, 1969, when the Apollo 11 landed back on Earth after landing on the moon successfully. This mission is legendary, and it proves that nothing is impossible. Science fiction can be made into reality and humans can conquer the impossible. The Apollo 11 mission changed technology greatly in the U.S. It was the year 1969 when they built this Saturn V rocket! This massive rocket cost NASA millions of dollars and it took a long time to design, build, and make sure everything is working properly. Just imagine what a challenge that is at that time. This was a major turning point in technology. For the Apollo 11, NASA would need more advanced rockets, computers and other space relating things. This new advanced technologies enabled the creation of space stations, new spacecraft etc.
Another reason why the Apollo 11 was a turning point for U.S was because of the science. The U.S were able to get scientific data and research on the moon by collecting moon rocks and samples. Armstrong and Aldrin brought lunar surface materials back onto Earth for scientific purposes. So now the U.S put the man on the moon and bringing them back to Earth safely, AND gather precious moon samples for research.