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Happy birthday dusty footprints! Apollo 11 is 40 by caitlin
July 14, 2009, 4:34 pm
Filed under: Caitlin
Apollo Bootprint

Apollo Bootprint

Next Monday marks forty years since the Apollo 11 crew members first walked out on to the moon’s surface.  While some of us were not here to witness it the first time around the footage surrounding the event can bring us close.  So much of the imagery from the early days of the space program has become ingrained in our collective memory.  The media is gearing up for a space-centric week and I am not immune from it.  Here is a great crowd shot of the launch by the fabulous street photographer Gary Winogrand, found through the MassArt Digital Image Database (mdid.massart.edu).

Apollo 11 Moon Shot, Cape Kennedy, Florida by Gary Winogrand

Apollo 11 Moon Shot, Cape Kennedy, Florida by Gary Winogrand

NASA shares some of their images with us through MDID as well.

Apollo Astronaut on the Moon from NASA Image eXchange via MDID

Apollo Astronaut on the Moon from NASA Image eXchange via MD

The NBC News channel on Hulu has a full length special about the landing from what looks like the 3oth anniversary, chock full of original footage. http://www.hulu.com/watch/5117/nbc-news-time-capsule-apollo-11-the-first-moon-landing

Here are some other spots on the internet that have space fever:

Off the Shelf (boston.com) – When astronauts photographed on the Moon

Mashable.com – HOW TO: Experience the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Realtime

We Choose the Moon

Lens (nytimes.com) – Showcase our moon

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Americans did flight, land and walk over the moon surface 40 years ago. If anyone does not believe it, then they are agree with Chavez. Americans are the best and no russian, japanese, cuban or chavista can have any doubt of it…

Comment by Phillip Hurt

Awesome, really amazing topic. I’m goin to write about it also!

Comment by Arrikeeretham




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