ONE STEP FOR FPT, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR ASTRONAUTS

One of the most significant events in the history of mankind is completing 50 years this year. Whether learning about it through history books or remembering watching it live on TV on July 20, 1969, the moon landing changed the world.

The ‘one step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ sentence said by Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon, summarized well what the landing represented. Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Michael Collins successfully completed the Apollo 11 mission. The event made a great contribution to science, leading to innovations in rockets, computers and other space-age technologies.

Likewise, FPT Industrial contributes to space missions: it provides F1 engines to Wamah eight-wheeled vehicles used to rescue astronauts that come back to the spaceport Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan from the International Space Station. The astronauts concentrate on long-term scientific experiments focused on missions to Mars and the moon.

Check out the video for more details on this successful space task!