Thursday, July 24, 2014

Heavenly Body of the Week: The Moon, in Honour of Apollo 11

It was 45 years ago this week that man first walked on the Moon. Well, at least the first we know of. So even though we've already done the Moon as a Heavenly Body of the Week twice (the Georges Melies version in week seven and the green cheese version in week fifteen), we head back up to Lady Luna in honour of those magnificent men in their flying machines. Granted, one of them, Michael Collins, was screwed out of walking on the Moon. I mean really? Neil Armstrong couldn't have sent Buzz Aldrin back up and said, "why dontchya have Mike come down here and hit a few golf balls with me?" To the Moon, Alice!

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  1. i remember this even though I was only4. The reason? I was watching Bugs Bunny and my brother turned the station to see the landing. I screamed and wants Bugs back on and he tried to reason with me that this was a special moment. I would have none of it...I wanted Bugs! Hell I was only 4:)

  2. I was twelve, almost thirteen, and I was fascinated by the space program in general. I always felt sorry for Michael Collins, too. Talk about "so near and yet so far!"

  3. I was just barely two when it happened, but I am pretty sure I remember watching this. Maybe I just think I remember it because of all the coverage over the years. No, I think I actually remember it. Yeah, I remember it. Definitely.

    Thanx for stopping by. See ya 'round the web.