Friday, July 20, 2007

One small step for [a] man

... one giant leap for mankind. On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the surface of the Moon. Accompanying him were Michael Collins and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, and their achievement was made possible by hundreds of NASA technicians, the American people, and, in a very important sense, the efforts of all of humanity, past and present.

The Eagle has landed

1 comment:

  1. Still gives me chills...

    Too bad it was before I was born, though just barely. My father, on the other hand, had the pleasure of being an engineer who worked on the Apollo program, though he started after Apollo 11. Still, so cool!


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