July 20, 1969

The Blacksphere (Kevin Jackson)
Facebook
7/20/2012

On May 25, 1961 before a joint session of Congress, President John F. Kennedy stated that the United States of America should set as a goal the “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth” by the end of the decade. On this day 40 years ago, July 20, 1969, every man, woman and child in the country, and on the planet Earth, were glued to their televisions and radios watching and listening to the most unbelievable, incredible accomplishment of the brightest and the bravest can-do Americans. Just 8 short years after an American president daringly pledged to have a man on the moon, Americans did just that.

To be ‘the best’ did that.

To be ‘exceptional’ did that.

Ingenuity, confidence, pride, spirit and love of country did that.

A few days ago, July 15, American astronaut, Sunita Williams, hitched a ride IN A RUSSIAN ROCKET due to the ending of our shuttle program which forces the United States of America to outsource space travel.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA DID THAT … and don’t you forget it.

Restored video of Apollo 11 Moonwalk

From The New York Times on Facebook:

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Dave In Texas
Ace of Spades HQ
7/20/2012

A man walked on the surface of the moon. 43 years ago today, and a mere 66 years after Kitty Hawk.

 

66 years from the sands of North Carolina, wood, cotton fabric and a small gasoline powered engine, to the massive rockets of the Saturn V. Quite a leap.

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