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Sunday, 21 July 2019

Anniversary of Man Walking on the Moon

On 16th July 1969 Apollo 11 was launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA. 20th July marks the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon after landing in the Lunar Module Eagle on the Sea of Tranquility. Commander Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, followed by Buzz Aldrin. They spent about 21 hours on the moon, whilst Michael Collins flew the command module Columnbia above. 

Armstrong''s famous words "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" was heard around the world, as millions watched the scenes unfold on their televisions. 

Were you alive when this event happened? Do you remember it? Did you watch it on TV?
 I was in high-school in 1969 and our science lab was the only classroom with a TV. I remember that the television ran the whole day at school and we were allowed to go in and watch. Mostly it was a lot of scenes of Neil and Buzz bouncing around on the moon, but it was still fascinating, and indeed a great leap forward in space exploration and a significant event in world history. 

And a couple of my own moon photos.... taken during a total lunar eclipse on 31 January 2018.

There is lots on the net about the moon landing:

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  1. Jill - I was too young to remember this event, but it remains inspirational to us all. Our son was recently telling us about plans to establish the moon as a launching point for manned deep space exploration. Apparently, it will save energy and time launching from a planet with less gravitational pull than the earth. Fascinating!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Angie. In truth I believe that man should spend his money on fixing up the problems they have created here on earth.


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