Apollo 11 was the first manned moon landing, with the three American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins (Stenger). This was a major technological triumph, making the progress of the Soviet Union look minuscule. Many Americans took pride in their nation, and what they had accomplished. In the entirety of the space race, this is seen as the greatest achievement. This can be seen as a psychological GASPIRE event, because it changed the minds of many people.