Monday, July 20, 2009
The Giant Leap
Forty years ago today, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the lunar surface, fulfilling President John Kennedy's inaugural promise that, before the 1960s were over, we would accomplish that very task.
The images and words have been replayed so many times in the ensuring four decades that we earthbound masses can easily forget what an enormous accomplishment this was, especially considering that, at the time, NASA had no computers more powerful than a Commodore 64.
To commemorate the Apollo 11 mission and the feats of its crew, we present the following list of links:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Page
The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Apollo 11 Page
We Choose the Moon
The History Channel: Moon Landing
Video: The Small Step
Discovery Channel: When We Left Earth
The Nixon Library's Moon Landing Page