Sunday, July 19, 2009

40 years

It was 40 years ago today that Apollo 11 landed on the Moon and two people -- people just like you and me -- got out and wandered around for a while. As a space enthusiast, I'm disappointed that we only went to the Moon six times and then have spent the last 37 years piddling about in low-earth orbit. We should have had permanently-manned stations on the Moon by the early 1970s (check out the Moon Society if you're like-minded), and by now we should have had manned bases on the moons of Jupiter.

Anyway, here's audio of the first Moon landing (strong language warning):

And here's video:

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