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Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky

Guaranteed to make you smile, especially since it’s allegedly a true story.

On 20 July 1969, Commander of the Apollo 11 lunar module, Neil Armstrong, was the first known person to set foot on our moon (Luna, to you nerds). 216 more words

Stories

On The Shoulders of Giants

In time I also heard a singular voice whisper to me as though it were an echo of words spoken long ago that keeps going and will forever sound through the epochs of time as long as love and compassion inhabit this Earth… “There are many ways to touch and kiss the sky.” 358 more words

Mopana

August 13, 1969

President Richard Nixon presents each Apollo 11 astronaut with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a state dinner in Los Angeles, California. On this day, the three men emerged from their 3 week quarantine following their return to Earth, and the country united to celebrate their accomplishments. 186 more words

Whoops, the Government Sold a Lunar 'National Treasure'—For $995. Now They Want It Back.

A complicated legal dispute is underway after NASA discovered a bag used to collect the first lunar samples during Apollo 11 was sold at auction last year for $995. 735 more words

NASA

Astronaut Neil Armstrong got his Pilot license before his driving license

Astronaut Neil Armstrong got his pilot license at the age of 16, even before he got his driving license. He had started taking flying lessons when he was 15, and became a NASA astronaut at the age of 32. 270 more words

Lifestyle

August 5: Happy Birthday Maureen McCormick and Patrick Ewing

Happy sixtieth birthday to Maureen McCormick aka Marsha Brady.  McCormick portrayed the eldest girl with hair of gold (like her mother) from 1969 to 1974 on… 501 more words

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