moon landing

Was “One Small Step” a Lie?
If you haven’t heard already, apparently Neil Armstrong lied about having not preplanned the phrase “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil had always insisted that he came up with the phrase after he landed on the moon. Neil’s brother however,…
40 Years Ago – Apollo 17 Astronauts Continue Exploration
On this day in history, December 13, 1972, the Apollo 17 astronauts drove around the Moon on the rover, taking more samples and storing them in the lander. Then, they parked the rover so it could "watch" the liftoff on December 14th.
This photo shows that 40 years later you can stil…
40 Years Ago – Day Two on the Moon for Apollo 17
The last two men to visit Earth's Moon used the Lunar Rover to cover some ground and visit interesting places near the landing site. Here (see photo) Harrison Schmitt is photographed by Gene Cernan next to one of the larger rock samples in Taurus-Littrow Valley...
Where Were You 42 years Ago Today?
I was at home in Hamilton, watching (on a black and white TV) the NASA broadcast with CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first landed on the moon, and then a few hours later, took the first steps on the moon...