Anniversary of first Moon landing

by Anonymous on Jul. 20th, 2013

The LEM, the Earth, and the Moon: Astronaut Michael Collins captured this photograph of the lunar excursion module, the Moon, and the Earth from Columbia, the orbiting command module, during the historic Apollo 11 mission.
The LEM, the Earth, and the Moon: Astronaut Michael Collins captured this photograph of the lunar excursion module, the Moon, and the Earth from Columbia, the orbiting command module, during the historic Apollo 11 mission.Courtesy NASA
Forty-four years ago today, I was laying on the beach at Park Point in Duluth, Minnesota when those famous words, "The Eagle has landed" came over my little transistor radio, signaling Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's successful landing of their spacecraft on the Moon. That evening, I was working my shift at a local restaurant, busing tables. The manager (thankfully) had placed a television in the dining area so patrons (and I) could watch as Armstrong made his monumental first steps on the lunar surface. The rest, of course, is history.

LINKS
Apollo 11 mission
PBS - Race to the Moon
Moon landing not a hoax
National Park status for lunar landings (A great idea!)

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