DailyDirt: One Small Step For A Man…

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Neil Armstrong’s recent passing has reminded lots of folks about the first manned mission to the moon. The whole idea that “we could put a man on the moon” seemed incredible in the 1960’s, and the feat is still remarkably difficult — even if kids today can’t fully appreciate the accomplishment. Maybe someday, we’ll go back to the moon (and this XKCD will have to be adjusted), but in the meantime, here are just a few links about that historic first moonwalk.

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Wally (profile) says:

Neil Armstrong was a very very taciturn, humble man and he was very difficult to approach. In a Discovery Channel Documentary about how humans left the Earth, he basically stated in a VERY rare interview that he stayed away from the public because he felt that it would have taken the torch away from the human achievement at whole.

I might go take the wife this weekend to his burial site in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Lawrence D'Oliveiro says:

Man it didn't take long for this kind of taint to appear.

I have a recording of that ?Did We Land On The Moon?? pseudo-doco somewhere. It?s very instructive to go through it step-by-step, and point out why every single one of its claims is nonsense.

A good exercise in critical thinking for a budding science class, I would say.

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