Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20, 1969 man Lands on the Moon

It was forty two years ago today that man first landed on the moon. I remember it well. It was a hot night in Massachusetts. I was 18 years old and preparing for college in September. My father worked the night shift in a warehouse in Boston, so my mother and I watched the historic event on our black and white Zenith TV in our project home.

I found this video of the original lunar landing on YouTube. The posters description speaks volumes:

The video of the very first moon landing of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969! Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon with his now legendary words "One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind." This is a truly amazing video and it was in 1969!!! If you think about it, you have orders of magnitude more processing power in your mobile phone than they did in the whole space craft!! Incredible!

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