July 20, 2015

America: In our spare time we went to the moon to expand our rock collection.

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC.

Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. Armstrong spent about two and a half hours outside the spacecraft, Aldrin slightly less, and together they collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material for return to Earth.


Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 20, 2015 11:58 PM
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I remember that like it was yesterday.

Posted by: ghostsniper at July 20, 2015 1:01 PM

Look at it this way: we got squatter's rights.
We should start homesteading the moon before China and Russia get up there.
We certainly have superior rocketry and military might. And an all-volunteer armed forces ... Oh ... um ...

Posted by: chasmatic at July 21, 2015 6:09 AM

"I remember that like it was yesterday."
Yep. I had just graduated from high school a month earlier. Still gives me goosebumps when I watch it. And they did it with slide rules.

Posted by: D S Craft at July 21, 2015 9:04 AM