Many folks would like to see us back on the Moon and developing its resources.

Friday, July 20, 2007

38th Anniversary of the First Moon Walk

Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface 38 years ago on July 20, 1969

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Apollo 11: East Crater Panorama

NSS Press Release below reminds me that landed on the Moon in July of 1969.
Was just going about my daily business and the anniversary would have
passed if George Whitesides hadn't reminded me with his post.

If you read the post below you will see a link to a new web page that
talks of making this day a national holiday to help us with short memories.
- LRK -

Space Exploration Day Holiday Official Website

Sign the official petition <> to
declare JULY 20TH as a Space Exploration Day Holiday.

Soon after the Apollo missions got underway they just became sound bytes
and JUST 38 years later I almost missed as well.
Do you think the evening news will remember?
- LRK -

Wonder how soon going to the Moon will just be an everyday occurrence?
Wouldn't that be nice.

Thanks for looking up with me.
- LRK -

Larry Kellogg

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38th Anniversary of the First Moon Walk
Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface 38 years ago on July 20, 1969

National Space Society Press Release

38 years ago today, the human race took a "giant leap" forward as Neil
Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings ever to set foot
on another celestial body. On July 20, 1969, six hours after landing,
the astronauts stepped off of the "Eagle" Lunar Module and onto the
surface of the moon. The Apollo 11 mission, the first-ever manned
mission to the moon, fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's hopes that
"this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this
decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to
the earth."

This extraordinary achievement represented the best of humankind and the
best of America. It was a moment that we could all be proud of, no
matter where we lived or what we did. The world stopped and watched as
Buzz and Neil changed the way we thought about the future and brought
the world together.

The National Space Society joins together on this day to remember the
achievements of our space efforts and to look forward to the
achievements to come. To show your support for space and this milestone
anniversary, we encourage you to sign a petition establishing July 20 as
a national Space Exploration Day.
to join us in establishing this important holiday.

As NASA turns its efforts back towards the Moon and Mars, it is very
appropriate that the nation establishes an official day of celebration
for space exploration.

Also, be on the lookout this fall for a film entitled, 'In the Shadow of
the Moon,' an amazing new documentary about the Apollo program. It
includes interviews with Apollo astronauts Dave Scott, John Young,
Charlie Duke, Al Bean, Mike Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Ed Mitchell, Gene
Cernan, Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Jack Schmitt.

NSS will be supporting a series of promotional screenings in selected
cities, and your local chapters will have more information when it
becomes available.

*Thank you for your support of the National Space Society. Ad Astra!*

This initiative has been led by NSS member J. David Baxter, and his
website includes a variety of information on this national effort.

About the National Space Society

The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, grassroots
organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization.
Founded in 1974, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's
voice on space. NSS counts thousands of members and over 50 chapters in
the United States and around the world. The society also publishes /Ad
Astra/ magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most
important developments in space.


National Space Society
Katherine Brick
Phone: (202) 429-1600

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