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19-07-2012, 06:34 AM
43 years ago (tomorrow 20th July, 1961) Armstrong walked on the moon. Hard to credit where we have come since then, but his was, indeed a giant leap.
19-07-2012, 07:18 AM
I remember sitting in front of the tv gobsmacked as a kid watching it live some things you just don't forget and
And I didn't get a dragster in the 70s most dissatisfied they were cool
You are one day out. :)
The first moon walk took place on July 21st 1969 at around 02:56 UTC,
which was 12:56 AEST.
It happened to be July 20th in the United States, but that's simply
because they are several hours west of Greenwich.
In any case, the walk anniversary will be this coming Saturday,
not tomorrow (Friday). :thumbsup:
The 1961 was obviously a typo.
19-07-2012, 11:48 AM
Yes, Happy Birthday Neil
Very sad he's became such a recluse afterwards
It might have been better if Buzz "lightyear" Aldrin was first
He's been a much better ambassador for manned space exploration
But I take nothing away from Armstrong, landing the LM with less than 30secs of fuel
Live Long and Prosper!
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