Jul 16 2017

48 Years Ago: The Launch Of Apollo 11

July 16th, 1969, the day 48 years ago that a Saturn V rocket launched carrying Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin into Earth orbit, and then beyond it towards the first attempted landing on the Moon. That landing of course would be successful on July 20th, 1969.

Give that it’s a Sunday and an odd anniversary at that I don’t have anything much to say on this that I haven’t said before or won’t have to say in 2 years when the 50th anniversary of this event comes, so I’ll just leave you with some launch footage.


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