Skip to comments.40 Years Ago Today Man First Walked on the Moon
Posted on 07/20/2009 8:22:19 AM PDT by Starman417
One of the most stupendous days in the history of man! And a great day to be proud of what America and Americans can do!
A short two minute video with the late Walter Cronkite bringing us the news:
[video at site]
Restored moonwalk video montage here.
It was hard to believe that we were actually watching live television images from the moon:
"One small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind." -- Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969 from Tranquility Base
It was only later, after the astronauts returned, that we saw these color images:
The Apollo 11 Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle", in a landing configuration is photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Columbia". Inside the LM were Commander, Neil A. Armstrong, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. The long "rod-like" protrusions under the landing pods are lunar surface sensing probes. Upon contact with the lunar surface, the probes send a signal to the crew to shut down.
The crowning achievement for the Saturn V rocket came when it launched Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, and Michael Collins, to the Moon in July 1969. In this photograph, astronaut Aldrin takes his first step onto the surface of the Moon.
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We have a False God in the White House claiming he can walk on water. Is that close?
(As I stir the pot & run for cover...)
I remember it well....I was in a little place called Hill 55.
And NASA lost the tapes; and Neil Armstrong is a recluse; and we’ve had major troubles with the lowly space shuttle...But of course we went to the moon - several times - in the sixties.
Thank-you for your service soldier...
Hill 55 was a hill in Vietnam that was used during the Vietnam war as a base of operations for the United States Marine Corps. It has been described as “the most notorious area in I Corps.” In the Indochina War, two battalions of the French forces were wiped out on Hill 55.Famous Marine sniper Major Jim Land operated a sniper school on the hill. Hill 55 was near Danang. The 1st Battalion placed a 105 mm artillery battery there.
I was in the Philippines (Subic Bay) at the time...sunny, hot day, watching this on a black and white television...
NEVER trust the Shadows.
The Vorlons TOLD us so!! ;-)
Evening...after dark in Los Angeles. That would probably make it after 8:00 pm this time of year.
APOLLO 11: 20 JULY 1969
HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH
FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON
JULY 1969 A.D.
WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND
Buzz AldrinOn The Moon:
Walking On The Moon:
NASA: LRO Sees Apollo Landing Sites:
Thank you, but it was my privilege. Thanks for posting that information as well.
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