Friday, July 20, 2012

Did You Remember?

Hey Space Placers!

Do you know what the answer is to my question????

July 20 is a hint.

43 years ago Neil Armstrong and Buzz ALdrin landed their Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) named Eagle in the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon.

I doubt that most of the Earth's population remmebrs this day in the history of humanity but it is a watershed event for me in my time on this planet. I still have the color slides that I took of the news coverage on TV, which I processed myself in my own darkroom that I built myself.

I have much Apollo 11 memorabilia and 26 pices of the Moon in the fomr of lunar meteorites and lunar dust from lunar meteorites. I have models of the Saturn V and the Command and Service Modules along with an attached LEM.

I am attached to the Moon through my memories, my lunar meteorites and my telescope. If I had one place to visit in the Universe it would be the Moon.

The next humans to visit the Moon will in all likelihood be Chinese. SOmeday the human race will realize that it needs the Moon for a base and a colony.

Thank you NASA and all of the men, women and machines that got us to the Moon 43 years ago and several times since. Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter and the GRAIL lunar missions are still active and allowing us to learn more about the Moon.

Sky Guy in VA

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