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Neil and Buzz and Mike…

SkyHarbor, 2013/07/20 

There has to be a first. On 20 July 1969, that was Neil Armstrong. His footprint in the talc-fine dust of the Moon’s surface is on the right.

5 Comments »

  1. byronius wrote,

    Comment on 2013/07/22 @ 6:45 am

  2. Max wrote,

    That’s a great perspective. Miss ya’ Neil.

    It gives you a sense of how long it’s been since our great extra-planetary adventure that I went to his wiki page to find out why he died so young, and found out that he died at 82 of a heart problem. In other words, old age.

    Comment on 2013/07/22 @ 11:30 am

  3. SkyHarbor wrote,

    Since 1972 when we stopped going to the Moon, we’ve literally been going in circles – limiting our manned space programs to Low-Earth-Orbit. I’ve discussed the limitations of the Space Shuttle elsewhere. A pulling back from the ‘scary brink’ if you will. We should have been to Mars, Europa and Titan by now. Oh well.

    Most of our first astronauts were in their 40′s when made their flights. Rather older than I would have expected…

    Comment on 2013/07/22 @ 2:05 pm

  4. SkyHarbor wrote,

    In an FZ frame of reference today, I guess. Vaguely on-topic. I saw them do this at the Celebrity ‘Star Theater’ in Phoenix ca. ’75:

    Comment on 2013/07/22 @ 2:29 pm

  5. Max wrote,

    BTW – saw David Byrne this weekend. Amazing performance. Will hopefully upload a video snippet or two.

    Comment on 2013/07/22 @ 2:35 pm

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