Buzz Aldrin walks down the ladder from the Eagle to the moon’s surface. Neil Armstrong took this photo (courtesy NASA).
Today marks the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Ohio’s own Neil Armstrong, along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, left Earth on July 16, 1969 to embark on this historic mission. They returned on July 24, splashing down near Hawaii.
We’ve got all kinds of WHO KNEW trivia tidbits, or Moon rocks, for you today…
NASA’s archive, including pictures, videos and stories from Apollo 11 can be found at this link.
Author Craig Nelson wrote Rocket Men back in 2009 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing. He shares some interesting information in this article from Popular Science magazine.
Finally, you can test your Apollo 11 knowledge with this quiz from the National Geographic website.
Today’s Word of the Day is aeronautics, a noun for the science or practice of travel through the air.
Thanks for listening!