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July 2019 Campaign Update
Realize the Full Potential of IEEE
IEEE Foundation is leading a special campaign across IEEE’s expansive network to raise awareness, forge partnerships, and fund Priority Initiatives.
One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind

On 20 July 1969, millions of people around the world watched U.S. astronauts, Neil Armstrong, and then Buzz Aldrin, step onto the surface of the Moon. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, IEEE is celebrating the contributions of IEEE members and others that developed the numerous technologies that made possible the Apollo 11 mission through the FOOTSTEPS initiative. The IEEE History Center is helping preserve this history by collecting first-hand oral histories of IEEE members who were involved, hosting events to commemorate the Apollo Project and encouraging proposals for IEEE Milestones. 

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Ross Family Legacy Supports History Center

Ian M. Ross helped perfect the transistor and led Bell Laboratories for 12 years. He also played a crucial role in the Apollo Program. As Managing Director of Bellcom & Systems Engineer on NASA’s Project Apollo, Ross and his team calculated whether the moon’s surface could support a spaceship’s weight. Ross details the origins of this task in his Oral History with the IEEE History Center.

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Space Travel Celebrated through IEEE Milestones

Throughout 2019, IEEE is commemorating space travel, the technology behind it and the members who developed the technologies that made the achievement possible through Footsteps: IEEE’s Commemoration of Human Space Travel, led by the IEEE History Center. One of the most publicly-visible ways IEEE recognizes the achievements of the profession is through the IEEE Milestones Program of the IEEE History Center.

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Apollo 11 Launches
Apollo 11 launched and demonstrated success in space flight as the result of electronic technology developed at Cape Canaveral, the J.F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA, 1969.
July
20
Apollo 11 Lands
Apollo 11 landed the first two humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC.
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Lunar Ranging Experiment (LURE) Milestone Dedication
IEEE Milestone Dedication for Apollo 11 Lunar Ranging Experiment (LURE). In 1969, Lick Observatory made the first Earth-to-Moon distance measurement with centimeter accuracy. This was the first experiment using a hand-placed extraterrestrial instrument.

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