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Apollo 11 Anniversary

Post by Christopher K. » July 21st, 2013, 3:50 pm

Yesterday was July 20th. As it was the first anniversary after the passing of Neil Armstrong it was sad. However, since there's no clear American return to the Moon anytime in the immediate future, it was also disheartening. When one types "return to Moon" into NASA's search function, the latest entry is 2011; when one clicks that, one is sent to a defunct Constellation page which, in a very brief paragraph, mentions possible trips to an asteroid and Mars.

I attempted to post hyperlinks yesterday to NASA's extensive history archives, but didn't realize it was only Explorer that couldn't call up <history.nasa.gov> during the space agency's "improvements" of its website. At any rate, all this may be a day late but I hope it's not a dollar short.

Apollo 11 30th Anniversary: http://history.nasa.gov/ap11ann/eagle.html
Apollo 11 35th Anniversary: http://history.nasa.gov/ap11-35ann/index.htm

I did not find any Apollo 11 40th anniversary page, though I found one for the Apollo program in general...
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/apollo40/

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Re: Apollo 11 Anniversary

Post by Christopher K. » July 4th, 2014, 7:30 pm

Highland Road Park Observatory Center Supervisor Tom Northrop will give a lecture for the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11 at that facility on Friday, 18 July; the start time of the lecture is 7:30pm. The lecture is free admission and intended for those fourteen and older.

On Saturday, 19 July HRPO will host a celebratory party from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. There will be games, refreshments and historic images. The party is free admission and for all ages.

The 6:54-video "Earthrise: The 45th Anniversary" is available for viewing at...
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/index.html.

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Re: Apollo 11 Anniversary

Post by Christopher K. » July 20th, 2015, 5:19 pm

Dare I ask if everyone knows what anniversary today is? Sadly, I don't see too much of a fresh statement at NASA, so I'll just say: thank you Misters Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins!

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo-11.html

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Re: Apollo 11 Anniversary

Post by geckgo » July 20th, 2015, 5:29 pm

Thank you for mentioning Collins. Everyone forgets about the poor guy that was left orbiting the moon while the others were in the spotlight.

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Re: Apollo 11 Anniversary

Post by Christopher K. » October 11th, 2015, 6:05 pm

Lunar features were number five on Jane Houston Jones' countdown list in the "What's Up for October 2015" video. Jones specifically mentioned the Sea of Tranquility and the Apollo 11 landing site.

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Re: Apollo 11 Anniversary

Post by Christopher K. » June 14th, 2016, 1:16 pm

At 7pm CDT on all NASA-TVs viewers can watch a live broadcast of the 2016 John H. Glenn Lecture featuring Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. The lecture, I believe, is taking place at the National Air and Space Museum.

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Re: Apollo 11 Anniversary

Post by Christopher K. » July 20th, 2018, 10:22 pm

One of my serious wishes is for the current administration (and campuses, and private businesses) to spend the next twelve months promoting to the public a serious plan to return to the Moon, and backing it up with action. That would be a wonderful present to the American populace on the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11 next year. Of course, it seems as though a good portion of that is already in motion...

For now, let's focus on the forty-ninth anniversary.

Today's Image of the Day:
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/at-tranquility-base

NASA is currently running the landing footage in real time, so at 10:41pm tonight Armstrong and Aldrin will plant the flag! Then tomorrow...
*12:11am = Armstrong and Aldrin return to the lunar module.
*12:54pm = The ascent engine is started.
*4:35pm = Eagle and Columbia reconnect.

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Re: Apollo 11 Anniversary

Post by Christopher K. » July 21st, 2018, 6:44 pm

Tonight at 7:30pm CDT, NASA-TV will broadcast the special "Apollo 11: 1969-1989". Then at 8pm CDT NASA-TV will show in real time the Apollo 11 moonwalk.

Here is the schedule of Apollo 11 documentaries and footage for tomorrow on both NASA-TVs...
10am CDT = "Apollo 11: 1969-1989"
12pm CDT = "Prelaunch Press Conference/EVA Training"
1:30pm CDT = "Moonwalk One"
3pm CDT = "Apollo 11 Crew Interview Commemoration of the First Lunar Landing"
4pm CDT = "For All Mankind"
6pm CDT = "Post Flight Press Conference"
8:30pm CDT = "TV of LM checkout, Earth Views, and Lunar Surface Observations; Lunar View and Crew Activity"

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Re: Apollo 11 Anniversary

Post by Christopher K. » October 1st, 2018, 12:35 pm

Today at 1:30pm CDT NASA-TV will show in its entirety President John Kennedy's 12 September 1962 Rice University speech. It will be shown also at 4:30pm CDT and at 8pm CDT.

More information:
https://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/ricetalk.htm

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