Apollo 11 40th Anniversary

Exactly 40 years ago today, on July 20, 1969, earthling set foot on another world for the first time.

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The Apollo 11 mission successfully landed human – Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin – on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis) and returned them safely to Earth. Although they only spent 2.5 hours walking on the lunar surface, but these were definitely historic hours for mankind.

“one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”
~ Neil Armstrong ~

I actually plan to dig out some Apollo 11 images to share with you, but then I realised that The Big Pictures had done a very good job on that, so I just link you to it… my favourite is #30.

The 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11

 

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Visit Universe Today to find all the links that has anything to do with this anniversary

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~ by thChieh on July 20, 2009.

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