Monday, July 21, 2014

Apollo 11: 45 Years Later

The Lunar Landing

Neil Armstrong descending the nine-rung ladder of the lunar module on July 20, 1969.
Photo Credit: NASA;
Polaroid image of slow scan television monitor at Goldstone Station. S69-42583. Source: NASA
On July 20, 1969, I was 11; I remember this day well. Our whole family gathered that mid-afternoon (around 4 pm) in the living room in front of our b&w console TV watching the lunar landing and later on that evening (around 11 pm) the lunar walk of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (Michael Collins was piloting the command spacecraft); who can forget the immortal words that Armstrong said when taking his first steps on the moon. It was one those unforgettable moments that you always remember. For more of that day and the Space Race, see here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments ought to reflect the post in question. All comments are moderated; and inappropriate comments, including those that attack persons, those that use profanity and those that are hateful, will not be tolerated. So, keep it on target, clean and thoughtful. This is not a forum for personal vendettas or to create a toxic environment. The chief idea is to engage, to discuss and to critique issues. Doing so within acceptable norms will make the process more rewarding and healthy for everyone. Accordingly, anonymous comments will not be posted.