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Happy Moon Day (2010)

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

 We like the moooooon (heavily annotated Harvest Moon, 10/6/2006)

Forty-one years ago Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin walked on the moon FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME¬†during the Apollo 11 mission. They were the first two men EVER to walk on the moon’s surface. What an amazing feat that was… why aren’t we going back to the moon or even further? Why aren’t we spending money exploring space instead of occupying other countries? I digress. Let’s not complain or focus on the negative. Let’s celebrate the vast accomplishment of forty-one years ago! If you want to learn more about this mission and all the one’s leading up to it and that followed, I can recommend a really good miniseries narrated by Tom Hanks. From Earth to the Moon is the title and it has (12) 50-minute episodes. It is worth a watch… perhaps one a week or so. It is educational and engaging. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. You can watch it on Netflix or Amazon. It is out there, just google it. =)

Happy Moon Day to all of you… may you learn something about our past trips to the moon or find interest in pushing for future trips…