Yes, the brave lads of Apollo 11 took those first big steps on the moon on July 20, 1969: 48 years ago today. Here’s NASA’s video of the big moment: #OTD in …..
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Reflections on Neil Armstrong, the moon and 1969.
The final word from the audio experts: no ‘A.’
Today is the 42nd anniversary of the first manned moon landing. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface, while Michael Collins kept orbit in the “mothership.”
As you can see from the above graphic (courtesy of Oregon’s Eugene Register-Guard), the entire mission was done in just 15 easy steps.
Today is the anniversary of the first manned moon landing. Neil Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface on this day in 1969. Then Buzz Aldrin hopped down, followed by paparazzi.
Astronaut Michael Collins waited in the car and started honking the horn after only about 15 minutes.
It was a simpler time, as you can tell by this fantastic graphic that describes the Apollo 11 mission:
The action figure couple known as Buzz Aldrin and Lois Driggs Cannon are getting divorced after 23 years of marriage.
Hero astronaut Buzz Aldrin and his wife, Lois Aldrin, pose with Alain Visser, a vice president for Opel, on Monday night. They were at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) – Cinema for Peace Gala, held at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Germany.
Buzz Aldrin gets a smooch from his wife Lois at a Golden Globes afterparty this week. One in a continuing
Buzz Aldrin turned up at the Scientology Celebrity Center in Los Angeles this weekend for the “Church of Scientology Celebrity Center 41st Anniversary Gala.”
Buzz Aldrin — moon-walking hero and one of our favorite astronauts — was born on this day in New Jersey in 1930.A few birthday photos from his Apollo 11 days:
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin signs copies of his book ‘Magnificient Desolation’ at Costco in Marina Del Ray, California on Saturday. (One in a series!)
Wonderful panorama here.
The crew of Apollo 11 share the traditional launch day breakfast of steak and eggs on 16 July 1969. From left: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, and Director of Flight Crew Operations Donald “Deke” Slayton.
17 June 1969: the Apollo 11 astronauts arrive in Florida for the final time from their training center in Houston. After this they were headlong to the launch.It always startles me that these guys flew themselves out from Houston.
Once a hot-rodder, always a hot-rodder. Buzz Aldrin in Florida in 1969… …and Buzz Aldrin in Los Angeles in 2009. (That’s his wife, Lois.)Photos courtesy of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The crew of Apollo 11 poses in the command module “Columbia” during an egress test on 10 June 1969. From left: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin.From a distance of 40 years it’s pretty easy to see the Apollo 11 astronauts as loosey-goosey test pilots and thrillseekers. PR photos like this one help.
Aldrin was inspired by geology, because it “opened my eyes to the immensity of time.” Collins was not: “I hate geology — maybe that’s why they won’t let me get out on the Moon.”
Continuing our countdown to the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11.I love these formal portraits of the Apollo 11 astronauts. For one thing, their suits are just so white. Armstrong and Collins are subdued or even bemused. Buzz Aldrin, ever the enthusiast, flat-out grins.
Here’s how it looks when you train for a moon walk. Just you, the phony gray lunar surface, and 15 kid brainiacs with skinny black ties.
This is a good shot for the 4th of July: camping, cold drinks, parties.The party in this photo is actually for the launch of Apollo 11. One million people, give or take, showed up at Cape Canaveral to watch the launch in 1969.
Counting down to the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin during training for aircraft ejection at Perrin AFB in May, 1968.
July 16th, 1969: launch day for Apollo 11, the ship that put the first men on the moon.Who2 will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 for the next three weeks, right through splashdown on 24 July. We’ll have a photo a day, mostly from the marvelous NASA history archives, along with assorted notes and commentary.