"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Monday, July 20, 2009

Apollo 11 40th Anniversary

Today is the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon followed by Buzz Aldrin. Below are a bunch of links I found that at least interested me about this moment in history.

JFK Rice University Speech - "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard"
We Choose the Moon - Virtual real time re-creation of the Apollo 11 mission
Apollo 11 Summary - Video edit of the mission
La Voyage Dans la Lune - Why the moon?
Walter Cronkite and Apollo 11 - The legendary anchorman's call and memory of the event
Remembering Apollo 1 - Death of three astronauts
"Spider" - End of one of my favorite episodes from HBO's "From the Earth to the Moon" series.
Restored NASA Footage - Digitally remastered footage from the moon.
Apollo Mission Artifacts - Suits and objects from the Apollo missions.
AtlantisSaturn - Documentaries and dramatizations of the space program on YouTube
Profile on Michael Collins - The third "forgotten" astronaut of Apollo11
Mythbusters on Moon Landing - Discussion how Mythbusters proved various moon landing conspiracy theories being false

"We didn't go there to conquer it, claim it or simply beat the Russians to it. Sure we wanted to find out what the moon was made of, to satisfy questions of science that have plagued us since the dawn of man. But more then anything else, we went to the Moon to see if we could make the journey. Because if we can do that, if we can voyage from the Earth to the Moon, then there's hope for all of us. Because we can do anything."
- "From The Earth To the Moon"

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