July 20, 1969: One small step ... one giant leap

by ARTiFactor on Jul. 20th, 2007

Moon landing: July 20, 1969
Moon landing: July 20, 1969
July 20, 1969: NASA's Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to set foot on the lunar surface.

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Anonymous says:

Everything that i have learned so far about appolo 11 is so cool !!!!!

posted on Fri, 07/20/2007 - 1:11pm
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ARTiFactor says:

I just read that with Apollo 14, the lunar module nearly crashed!

On Apollo 14, the abort switch failed. It had a short circuit that put the lunar module in abort mode while the spacecraft was descending towards the Moon. Mission control had to rewrite the software in mid-flight and then relay it up to the module in time for engine ignition - which was done with minutes to spare.

You can learn more in this post about NASA asking Apollo engineers for advice for our next moon landing.

posted on Fri, 07/20/2007 - 1:29pm

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