July 16, 2009

Fly Me To The Moon

I've talked a bit before about space history, and today is a particularly significant date in the field: 40 years ago today, Apollo 11 lifted off from Cape Canaveral on its mission to land on the moon. Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins were aboard and would reach the moon four days later for their landing.

I did a brief writeup on the leadup to the moon mission, if anyone's interested: http://jeditrilobite.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/the-road-to-the-moon There'll be more on the 20th and 24th at the same site to cover the actual landing and aftermath.

Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra