Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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This weekend marks the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, America's greatest achievement...well, next to, y'know, the whole democracy thing, and the winning World War II thing, and stuff.  Still, to date, of the twelve men who walked on the moon, all of them were Americans.

 

So Saturday night, go outside and gaze up at the moon, and try to imagine what life would be like today, if Apollo 11 hadn't been the beginning of the end of America's manned lunar missions.

 

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OBITUARY: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

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The first human being to set foot on a foreign celesial body, making a giant leap for mankind, has died. Dr. Neil Armstrong was a patriot and a pioneer. In 1969 he, along with Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and their pilot Michael Collins, fulfilled Kennedy's promise of putting a man on the moon before the close of the 1960's. Sadly, President Kennedy was not alive to see the fulfillment of this promise. Everyone else in the entire world, however, watched in profound awe as Dr. Armstrong stepped the Apollo 11's LEM, The Eagle, and uttered the now famous words, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

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