Moon landing photos

I posted these on my blog July 20, 2014.

1) Apollo 11 crew Mike Collins, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, June 27, 1969. Photo: Getty Images

2) Moonbound Apollo 11 clears the launch tower on July 16, 1969. NASA photo

3) American broadcast journalist and TV news anchor Walter Cronkite keeps his eyes on his monitor as NASA’s Apollo 11 mission touches down on the moon, July 20, 1969. CBS photo

4) An estimated 10,000 people gathered to watch giant television screens in New York’s Central Park and cheer as astronaut Neil Armstrong took man’s first step on the moon on July 20, 1969. Photo: AP file

5) One of the first steps taken on the Moon, this is an image of Buzz Aldrin’s bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Photo: NASA

6) Armstrong and Aldrin raise the U.S. flag on the lunar surface. NASA photo

7) United States astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands beside a solar wind experiment next to the Lunar Module spacecraft on the surface of the Moon after he and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first men to land on the Moon during the Apollo 11 space mission July 20, 1969. Photo: NASA via Reuters file

8) Astronaut Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot, is photographed walking near the Lunar Module during the Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity in July 20, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, succesfully completed the United States’ first lunar landing mission 45 years ago. Photo: NASA via Getty Images file

9) This view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft shows Earth rising above the moon’s horizon. AP photo

10) Lunar module plaque: “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” NASA photo

4 thoughts on “Moon landing photos

  1. Just an interesting story in this vein:

    Subject: What was the first Food Consumed on the moon?

    What was the first liquid and food consumed on the moon?

    I’m betting that most are unaware of this story.

    Forty-three years ago two human beings changed history by walking on the surface of the moon. But what happened before Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong exited the Lunar Module is perhaps even more amazing, if only because so few people know about it. “I’m I’m talking about the fact that….. Buzz Aldrin took communion on the surface of the moon. Several months after his return….. he wrote about it in Guideposts magazine:

    The background to the story is that Aldrin was an elder, at his Presbyterian Church in Texas during this period in his life and knowing that he would soon be doing something unprecedented in human history, he felt he should mark the occasion somehow. He asked his minister to help him. And so the minister consecrated a communion wafer and a small vial of communion wine. Buzz Aldrin took them with him out of the Earth’s orbit and on to the surface of the moon. He and Armstrong had only been on the lunar surface for a few minutes when Aldrin made the following public statement:

    This is the LM pilot. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask every person who is listening in…. whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way. He then ended his radio communication and there, on the silent surface of the moon….. about 250,000 miles from home, he read a verse from the Gospel of John and he took communion.

    Here is his own account of what happened:

    “In the radio blackout, I opened the little plastic packages which contained the bread and the wine. I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. There I watched another marvelous sight: In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine slowly curled and gracefully came up the side of the cup….. Then I read the Scripture:

    “I am the vine, you are the branches.

    Whosoever abides in me will bring forth much fruit

    Apart from me, you can do nothing.”

    “I had intended to read my communion passage back to earth, but at the last minute ‘they’ (our government), sadly and unbelievably ‘strongly requested’… that I not do this. Since NASA was already embroiled in a legal battle with Madelyn Murray O’Hare, the celebrated flaming leftist, and raging opponent of religion, screamed about the Apollo 8 crew reading from Genesis (in the Bible), while they were orbiting the moon at Christmas, and threatened a suit. I agreed, but very reluctantly !”

    “I ate the tiny Host and swallowed the wine. I then gave thanks to our Lord for all of the sacrifices, and for the intelligence, the untiring work and spirit that had brought two young pilots to the Sea of Tranquility !

    It was both interesting and humbling, for me to think about the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the very first food eaten there, being the communion elements”

    “And of course, it ‘s also interesting to think… that some of the first words that were spoken on the moon were the words of Jesus Christ , who made the Earth and the moon – and who, in the immortal words of Dante, is Himself the “Love that moves the Sun and other stars.”

    Tell me….. How many of y’all knew this? Too bad this type of ‘good news’ doesn’t ‘t travel as fast, or as far, as all the bad stuff does !


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