Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tranquility Base is 42 Today

Hey Space Placers!

With Atlantis closing out the Space Shuttle Program tomorrow when she lands, it is difficult to reflect back on Apollo 11 landing on the Moon 42 years ago today. An active and flying American built manned spaceflight program comes to an end for years to come as of tomorrow.

Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on another world in the lunar regolith of Tranquility Base. I doubt I will ever see an American do so again in my remaining lifetime.

You can see all of Apollo landing sites at

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was the spacecraft that was going to find the future landing sites for American astronauts as a result of the planned (and now canned) Constellation Program. NASA was doing it right.......let's hope they can again.

Sky Guy in VA

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