Archive for July, 2010
Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed
Celebrating the 41st anniversary of the first human landing on the moon by the crew of Apollo 11.
Led by commander Neil Armstrong, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins, Apollo 11 blasted off from Earth on July 16, 1969. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, while Collins circled above in lunar orbit. On the following day, July 21, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. Buzz Aldrin followed shortly becoming the 2nd human to walk on the moon.
The video above features President John F. Kennedy making his historic call for American spaceflight followed by Neil Armstrong’s first walk on the moon.
Happy Birthday Madiba!
On this day, we raise our hands in celebration and renewed commitment to the making of a just society. Nelson Mandela teaches us that every human being can make a positive imprint. One by one, and together, we must continue to encourage open dialogue around social issues. We must transform discourse into action. We have work to do.
Today is the 92nd Birthday of Nelson Mandela. Make an imprint and join the Mandela Day celebration at MandelaDay.com.