Skip to comments.U.S. Celebrates 41st Anniversary Of Moon Landing
Posted on 07/20/2010 11:43:24 AM PDT by Daffynition
ORLANDO, Fla. -- July 20 marks a historic day in space history.
Forty-one years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
On this day in 1969, Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moons surface after landing in a lunar module.
The landing signified a victory for the United States in the Cold War Space Race with the Soviet Union.
More than a billion people watched and listened on Earth as the events unfolded.
Problem is we stopped electing Americans for president after Reagan.
Problem is, the ruling class has decided that any public program (e.g., Apollo) that makes America appear to be the best in the world, at anything, must be stopped. The ruling class wants to preside over the decline of America. I read once that a Senator (Vanderbilt?) wanted even the molds for Apollo hardware destroyed, so we could never build a moon rocket again.
Congrats to the U.S.A. and NASA on this 40th anniversary of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely back to Earth. But of course MOST of the thanks should go to the Muslim world community for making it all possible. We couldn’t have done it without your peaceful religion.
Enjoy the celebration. The present occupant of the oval office has stopped space exploration because he hates anything that reminds him of the greatness that was once America.
On DU they are resurrecting the “moon landing was a fake done on movie set” fairy tales.
**Problem is we stopped electing Americans for president after Reagan.**
you’re kidding, right?
Thats because when it happened, he was a 7 year old indonesian schoolboy with a pet dungbeetle, and with no TV. He also doesn’t know Lucas McCain, never watched Sea Hunt, etc.
He’s a 3rd world urchin, communist, muslim sympathizer, who deeply hates America.
They better be careful over at DU. Buzz hears that kinda talk, he’ll punch their lights out.
Obama commemorated today by reading Whitey’s on the Moon.
Thanks for posting this reminder.
I listened to the live broadcast from the Moon over Armed Forces Vietnam (AFVN) radio network. I was a radio operator with Lima Co., 3rd Bn, 26th Marines. At the time, the company was guarding the Namo Bridge on Highway 1 in DaNang.
41 years. Seems like the day before yesterday.
Distance makes control harder.
Re “fake moon landing” postings on DU, if they haven’t brought it up they will.
What the new regime overlooked is the basic deterioration at all levels of intelligence, character and aptitude of those achieving control and conducting operations at NASA. Since incompetency at NASA is a process the good will be decreasing and the incompetent increasing over time.
In short, NASA successes will be fewer and fewer, but the failures will be "EXPLAINED;" minorities, women, children and the poor shall be happy, elections will be won and dollars spent.
You’re very welcome. It’s an important reminder that we [as a nation] are slipping into obscurity.
And THANK YOU for your service. ;)
Only white Christian American men have walked on the moon. The Soviets were at a disadvantage because cosmonauts are raised as atheists and have only the long odds to believe in.
This is also the 41st anniversary of the day that I met comedian Bob Hope.
He came to our small airstrip (grass field) in Sandwich, Ilinois and gave a two hour performance.
It was great!
Bob Hope performing live at the Sandwich Airport in Sandwich, IL. on July 20, 1969 to raise money for the purchase of a Cessna 206 for missionary work in New Guinea. He watched Neil Armstrong step off the lunar lander onto the surface of the moon on a 13" black & white TV in the corner of the airport office just before this appearance. © Copyright 2008 by Gregory Ament
Thank you ever so much, Daffynition! I will add that to my photos of fond memories.
I always wondered why he came to the airport - I guess it wasn’t just to see me, then.
You are very welcome.
If it were today, he’d be watching it on an iPhone!
He was such a generous man to generations of warriors. Bless him and those like him!
I’m proud to say I was awake and watching it live. My Mom & Dad said that “Anything this historic deserved a later bedtime” (I was only 6 at the time). I’m going to stay up tonight to lift one for Neil & Buzz at the time it happened as a celebration.
Thanks Daffy! This is one of the many pictures I like. As a matter of fact, my Mom recently gave me an Apollo 11 tumbler glass that my Dad was making at Libby Glass in Toledo for the occasion. This will be the one with the drink. I also have one for Apollo 13 and 14..
Think I’ll go looking for the footage on NASA’s website, since more than likely, this will be just a “footnote” on the 11 o’clock news........
I shot this image a while back from my little backyard observatory...I'm not really set up or lunar or planetary imaging, but here it is.....
The Appennines mountain range, by far the most magnificent range on the visible surface, with 3000 peaks, and extending in an almost continuous curve of more than 400 miles in length. Some peaks rise more than 15,000 feet, The square-shaped mass Mount Wolf, near the southern end of the chain, include peaks standing 18,000 above the plain.
The last two peaks are perhaps most famous for forming the valley where the Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the Apollo program and the fourth mission to land on the Moon. It was the first of what were termed "J missions", long duration stays on the Moon with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions.
This landing was considered one of the most scientifically successful missions of the Apollo program and started the last three J-Series missions that included the lunar rover and 3-day stays
A group of us were working on a farm, packing blueberries. The owner of the farm was a geology professor from Rutgers.
He invited us into his home, where we watched the landing.
He later got to study some of the samples of the moon rocks.
As a side note I recall asked him about a big rock he had as a doorstop.
It was quite pretty with all these green crystals in it.
When I asked him why he used a rock as a door stop, he laughed and told me, it had uncut emeralds in it.
I too use a rock for a door stop...I'll have to take a closer look at it.
When I attended Rutgers I took his class, didn't do so bad (B+)
When he passed away his sister got in contact with me and told me I could have any of his books I wanted.
I got his Bric-A-Brac yearbooks from Princeton.
Among his senior classmates was a very young Jimmy Stewart.
You are most welcome!
We will need to continue to teach our children well. No one else will remember these special moments of our greatness.
Thanks for your service!
Most wonderful. Thank you!
The technology available today for astrophotography boggles. I think ya done good! ;)
I’m going to a star party next month and will enjoy others show off their stuff. It’s a wonderful hobby!
I can’t post the picture I took, but I have my Gin & 7up ready for the toast in the Moonshot glass.
Again, here’s to what America once was, Dreamers AND Doers!
The ISS transits the Moon!
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