Thursday, July 16, 2009

40 year anniversary...

of the launch of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon occurs on this day. I recall, as a child, sitting in front of a black & white television watching the early manned spaceflights, from the first Mercury missions to achieving the Moon. Truly historic stuff.

Here are links to a series of articles recalling the voyage of Apollo 11 published in Popular Mechanics:

Part 1: Launch Day - 16 July 1969
Part 2: To the Moon
Part 3: Landing Day
Part 4: Lunar Exploration
Part 5: The Trip Home
Part 6: Spashdown

Related: the missing "a" in Armstrong's first words.

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