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July 24, 1969 — Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

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There’s a historical milestone in the fact that our Apollo 11 landing on the moon took place a mere 66 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight. —Buzz Aldrin

July 20, 1969 — Apollo 11’s crew—Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin—make the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility.

Jul 16, 1969 — Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida.

July 11, 1969 — David Bowie, British musician, released his single “Space Oddity,” supposedly in conjunction with the upcoming July 20, Apollo 11 moon landing.

The Great Unknown

Three days from now, on July 21st, we will observe the 48th anniversary of the first time a man walked on the moon. While Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were on the surface, Michael Collins was inside the Command Module orbiting alone, miles above the the events taking place below.

Dark Side of the Moon Update

“…In ancient days, men looked at the stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood. Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man’s search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and…

Distance and the Loneliness of the Dark Side of the Moon

Between the recent passing of Neil Armstrong and this weekend’s Blue Moon, the Apollo 11 mission has been in the forefront of my thoughts. While considering the enormous distance from the Earth to the Moon, I thought about the loneliness Michael Collins experienced while orbiting the Moon, alone, while his fellow astronauts were together on the surface.…

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