Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Moon Landing

Forty-one years ago today my Grandpa Hillman let me stay up late and just before 10:00 p.m. (EST), we sat together in his living room and watched (on a black-and-white television) a man walk on the moon for the very first time.

NASA still has some quite nice features posted from the 40th anniversary last year.

Of course, if it happened now, the "One Small Step for Man" line would have gone out via Twitter, Neil Armstrong would have updated his Facebook status with "The Eagle Has Landed," and Buzz Aldrin would have sent video of the whole thing back to Earth with his iPhone.


When he took that first step on the Moon

"That's one small step for a man, one giant bonus payday for *this* astronaut. Yeahhhh, buddy!"

"Hey, Buzz! Tell Russia 'Neener neener neener!' "

"The Moon is mine! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!"

"So I'm on the Moon, Dad. The Moon! Is THIS good enough for you???!!!"

"Hey, I think I can see my house from here."

(singing) "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie..."

[written by Mark Raymond; inspired by Chris White's Top Five on SciFi]


WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it." (Neil Armstrong)


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