Men on the Moon-Links

Boston.coms Big Picture hat, wie immer, fantastische Bilder der Apollo XI-Mission.

40 years ago, three human beings - with the help of many thousands of others - left our planet on a successful journey to our Moon, setting foot on another world for the first time. Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of the July 16, 1969 launch of Apollo 11, with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. aboard. The entire trip lasted only 8 days, the time spent on the surface was less than one day, the entire time spent walking on the moon, a mere 2 1/2 hours - but they were surely historic hours. Scientific experiments were deployed (at least one still in use today), samples were collected, and photographs were taken to document the entire journey. Collected here are 40 images from that journey four decades ago, when, in the words of astronaut Buzz Aldrin: "In this one moment, the world came together in peace for all mankind".

Remembering Apollo 11

Apollo Image Gallery

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Esquire repostet einen alten Beitrag von 1969, in dem 21 Promis erzählen, was sie gesagt hätten, wenn sie der erste Mensch auf dem Mond gewesen wären: What Neil Armstrong Should Have Said.

On the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo landing, look back at the first words from twenty legends — from Muhammad Ali to Leonard Nemoy — if they'd landed on the moon instead (Originally published in the July 1969 issue of Esquire)

Timothy Leary:
1.) The CIA really blew it again. How did all these barefoot, long-haired, smiling-eyed kids get up here ahead of us?

2.) Eldridge Cleaver, you are under arrest for trespassing on a military reservation.

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2009er Fotos vom Lunar Module:


The lunar module is the small white bit in the middle casting the long shadow. The Apollo 14 site is the can see the path the astronauts took out to some scientific instruments. The LRO hasn't reached its final orbit yet so future images "will have two to three times greater resolution".

Cool photos of the Apollo landing sites from low Moon orbit

The Ultimate Reality TV Show: Stephen Hawking on the Significance of the Apollo 11 Landing:

"In a way, the situation was like that in Europe before 1492," Hawking writes. "People might well have argued that it was a waste of money to send Christopher Columbus on a wild goose chase. Yet, the discovery of the New World made a profound difference to the old. Sending humans to the moon may yet prove to have had an even greater effect. It changed the future of the human race in ways that we don’t yet understand and may have determined whether we have any future at all. It hasn’t solved any of our immediate problems on planet Earth, but it has given us new perspectives on them and caused us to look both outward and inward."

Jason Kottke hat selbst einen „giant Apollo 11 post“ mit tonnenweise Links, Bilder und Videos, überschneidet sich allerdings oft mit meinen Posts hier.

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Sagen Sie jetzt nichts, Buzz Aldrin – Ein Interview ohne Worte, in dem der zweite Mensch auf dem Mond nichts sagt und doch alles verrät. (via Anke)

„Schon mal, den Mond im Blick, mit einem Mädchen abends auf einer Parkbank gesessen und ein bisschen angegeben?“