Monday, 18 July 2011

Mission to the Moon - July 20, 1969

Why Go to the Moon?

A vision had been come achieved, a new era had begun.

It was Friday July 20, 1969 when man finally realized the dream of standing on another world. Nearly a quarter of a million miles away three men left the earth on Apollo 11, pioneers of a new age carrying with them the hopes and prayers of an entire planet, would they return? What would they find?

Apollo's crew consisted of Mission Commander- Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot- Edwin Buzz Aldrin and Command Module Pilot- Michael Collins. The Lunar Lander would eventually touchdown  on the moon at approx. 20.17 UTC(equiv GMT) time and Armstrong the first and then Aldrin would be the first people to walk on the moon.

May our dreams of today always always been as vast as theirs were forty two years ago

1 comment:

  1. My grandfather was a fireman & then an engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad for 40 years. He retired in 1949. He said he used to sit in the little station in the tiny rural town, where he grew up in Southern Indiana, & watch the trains go by & dream of where they were going. And when he grew up, he took those trains where they were going & saw it all as America grew.