Monday, July 20, 2009

Apollo 11 Lands on the Moon 40 Years Ago Today

Wow, it was forty years ago today that Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon (NYTimes). I was only seven years old, but I can still remember how exciting it was to watch it on television back then.
As you can imagine, YouTube is full of Apollo 11 videos. Check them out, if you're interested. I chose to share this short montage video that shows highlights from the Apollo 11 mission, from liftoff in Florida to departure from the Moon.

Thanks to ReeINASA at YouTube for making it.

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themom said...

I was 17 and I remember the schools bringing Tv's into the classrooms so we could all watch. My father was a banker, and there was even a TV set up for the employees and public. It was exhilarating.

John said...

@themom, it was that way in my little elementary school and the whole town too. I had four siblings and at night we all gathered around the tv and watched the news too. I think it was the only times we enjoyed the news.

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