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Re: Apollo 11 Anniversary

Posted: July 5th, 2019, 2:41 pm
by Christopher K.
Tom Northrop of BREC will present "Apollo 11: Mission of the Millenium" at the Highland Road Park Observatory, 7:30pm on Friday 19 July. This will be an extended highlighting of the trip that three men took—as the rest of the human species watched, waited, hoped and cheered. Assisted by the scientists and engineers and politicians and other supporters (and preceded by other brave astronauts who paved the way), Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins committed themselves to a goal that accelerated technological progress and elevated the human spirit.

The talk has no admission fee and is aimed at a general adult audience.

Re: Apollo 11 Anniversary

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 9:16 pm
by Christopher K.
More Apollo programs on NASA-TV:
*The first episode of "Moon 101" will play tomorrow at 6am, 1pm and 9pm.
*The documentary Moonwalk One will play tomorrow at 7am and 5pm.
*June 1989 interviews with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins will be rebroadcast tomorrow at 3pm and 7pm.
All times are Central Daylight.

Apollo 11 51th Anniversary

Posted: July 16th, 2020, 1:03 pm
by Christopher K.
It happened today fifty-one years ago. The Saturn V that lifted off would help add another to the lost list of noble accomplishments our great country completed. We honor people like Neil Armstrong, "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins. We honor people like them with lectures, memorials, websites, commemorative events, programs, plays, letters, poems, statues and such. ... apollo_11/ ... eries.html

Apollo 11 54th Anniversary

Posted: July 20th, 2023, 8:52 pm
by Christopher K.
After Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins splashed down, the USS Hornet brought them to Pearl Harbor. There are several unclassified reports regarding the operation at the Naval History and Heritage Command site. There are also several photos, including one of the astronauts entering the quarantine chamber.

More information: ... lo-11.html

Re: Apollo 11 Anniversary

Posted: August 12th, 2023, 11:33 pm
by Christopher K.
I thought I had seen most Apollo 11 iconic imagery. Today's NASA Image of the Day is a conception from TRW Incorporated. TRW (now defunct) was in Cleveland and had aerospace as one of its business concerns. As concepts very often do, this one got some things wrong: there wasn't any cliff-like terrain near the landing site, the lander was a different color and the exhaust was basically invisible. However, it is a wonderful part of the record that can give those of us who came after a glimpse into that once-in-a-lifetime excitement.

The image feature: ... le-landing

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