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

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