July 16, 1969

CBS NEWS Coverage of the Launch of Apollo 11 Part 6 (The Launch)

zellco321 YouTube 10/25/2009

From July 16th 1969 Walter Cronkite reports live from the Kennedy Space Center

Apollo 11 crew Commander : Neil Armstrong

Command Module Pilot : Michael Collins

Lunar Module Pilot: Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.






Private service for Neil Armstrong to be held on ‘Blue Moon’

Seth Borenstein Associated Press 8/29/2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a rare `blue moon’ on Friday, a fitting wink to Neil Armstrong by the cosmic calendar.

That’s the day of a private service for Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died last Saturday in Ohio at age 82.

A blue moon occurs […]

Obama Remembers Neil Armstrong with a Big Picture of… Himself

SooperMexican 8/25/2012

When I heard Neil Armstrong had passed away, it took me a while to hit me fully. I saw people send messages of remembrance and commemoration, and decided I should do my own, to show how much respect I have for a real American hero:

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Godspeed, Neil Armstrong

25 August 2012



NASA: Family Statement Regarding the Death of Neil Armstrong

H/T Babalú Blog



New York Times page H/T Legal Insurrection from an article in which Professor Jacobson records his memories of 20 July 1969.



Update: An obituary from The Times of London and a […]

Quote of the day

27 January 2011

“Now keep in mind that this is a man who just last year single-handedly took an ax to NASA’s budget even canceling a project that would have returned Americans to the moon. Now at the time Neil Armstrong warned that the president and his plan would cause this nation to be on […]

This is who we were

“…I am very proud of the Americans…”

24 December 2010

At 4:17 PM EDT on 20th July 1969 Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon. Later that night, at 10:56 PM, the 38 year old astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on its surface.

We had forgotten the […]