Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tranquility Base +50

Fifty years ago, the Eagle landed on the Moon.

Nearly seven hours later, Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon:

Apollo 11 had a TV camera that was of a slower scan rate than broadcast TV. So the networks had to run the image as it appeared on NASA's monitor, which is why the image was pretty crappy.

The taped greeting was not played, nor was Mr. Gorsky wished any luck.

As an aside, it was during the days of the marking of the fortieth anniversary of Apollo 11 that Walter Cronkite died.

1 comment:

dinthebeast said...

I was eight, and a huge rocket nerd, and my folks sent me in the dining room with the spare TV to keep me from distracting their viewing and I was in heaven. I still remember the wonder in Cronkite's voice fifty years later.

-Doug in Oakland