43rd Anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing

The 43rd Anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing recalled here for benefit of those too young to know experience firsthand. It’s much like where you were on 9/11 or when JFK was assassinated, it’s deeply ingrained. “Apollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 20, 1969… Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface 6 hours later on July 21… A third member of the mission, Michael Collins, remained alone in lunar orbit until they returned from the surface about 15 hours later. All 3 returned to Earth safely after traveling in space for 8 days,” informs Wikipedia. For those too young, everyone watching spectacle on television came away with first words uttered by Neil Armstrong upon placing his feet on luna firma, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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