July 20, 1969:
The space and astronomy page
On July 20, 1969, two American astronauts, Neil Armstrong and
Edwin Aldrin, landed the lunar module "Eagle" on the Moon's
Sea of Tranquility. The words
"Houston, Tranquility Base here.
The Eagle has landed."
that immediately followed were the first words ever spoken
on the moon. Later, at 10:56 pm EDT, Neil Armstrong
climbed out of the Eagle and spoke
his historic words, the first ever on lunar soil:
"That's one small step for man,
one giant leap for mankind."
Before they left the moon to rendez-vous with
Michael Collins in the command module, Armstrong and
Aldrin placed the American flag and a plaque on the
lunar surface. The plaque read:
HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH
FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON
JULY 1969 A.D.
WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND
Welcome to July 20, 1969, a space and astronomy
page dedicated to all the souls who made the first lunar landing
(and all the subsequent ones) possible.
This page is fairly new, but I do have a few good links leading to
pages I maintain. I have more plans for it in the future, but for now,
three good links will have to do.
(from the Apollo 7 mission to Apollo 17)
What astronomy page would be complete without a link
to these pages?
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
National Space Society
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and was first officially brought onto the web on Saturday, July 12, 1997.