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It was 40 years ago today that Apollo 11 took off on its voyage to the moon, within the decade time-frame promised by President Kennedy, an accomplishment that may well be used forever to humiliate lesser achievements that took more time. Anyway, I find this a fascinating topic, and am looking forward to some of the online and televised retrospectives on this.

Moony Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
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Links: We Choose the Moon.
Ten Things You Didn't Know About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Thanks Neatorama.
Stories: Apollo 11 - Mission to the Moon. Thanks j.c.f.
NASA release unseen moon landing footage.
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Images: Apollo 11 Moon Landing - Slide Show. Thanks j.c.f.
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NASA starts fueling shuttle for 6th launch try.

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6. Re: Apollo and the Moon Jul 16, 2009, 11:06 Max-Ray
 
I very much remember going to see 2001: A Space Odyssey and watching the Lunar landing and Moon Walk. I'm very much looking forward to all the documentaries that are sure to be televised.
It wasn't until I became older and had read more on the subject that I became discouraged with NASA's direction (armchair Space Director that I am). NASA is certainly not the same entity they were in the 60's, which is too bad. They've become a bloated, bureaucratic, committee burdened by the past. I'm sceptical of their attempt to go to Mars and if it will ever transpire. I would rather have a team build a permanent moon station to harvest minerals and then rail-gun them back to earth. For me that is a much more logical step than Mars. Not as flashy for sure. But if we do go to Mars, what then? A high profile mission, but then what? That's what happened to the moon missions, people lost interest.

I'll have to wait for Burt Rutan (or any of the other up and coming space companies) to design a moon base....
 
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