By: Brendan Chan, Grade 11
Far away from our beloved Earth is a system that people have always dreamed of touching. It is a world deep with mysteries, and secrets. I’m talking about our solar system; more specifically, the moon. It began as a competition between the U.S. and the Soviets to win the Space Race. In other words, it was a race to be the first to reach the moon. Many believed during this time whoever was first to reach the moon would win the Cold War as well. By 1957, the Soviets were already one step ahead with their satellite. Believe it or not, but U.S. media had to tell the frightened citizens that the satellite in space couldn’t drop nuclear bombs from that altitude. People were scared, and they needed to be cheered up, and that’s exactly where Neil Armstrong’s landing on the moon came in. Now I ask: was it all a hoax?