Apollo 11 – 40th Anniversary
Today, July 16, 2009, is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch. This was the mission that landed three men – Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin – on the moon for the first time.
I don’t know about you guys, but seeing pictures of the mission gives me the chills. And although going to space and the moon is a normal thought these days, it still blows my mind to think about it.
You can follow the entire mission (lasting 8 days) on this interative website. There are photo and video galleries as well as a radio broadcast the whole way to the moon and a countdown to the landing.
The mission ended on July 24th, which, coincidentally, is when I will be leaving for vacation to Puerto Rico, where I will be visiting the Arecibo Observatory. (More on that in a later post)