Out of This World BOM Block Seven: First Moon Walk
Pat’s theme this year, 'Out of This World!' all about space, which seems so fitting for the 50th anniversary of the First Moon walk this month!
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Pat Sloan About This Month's Block - The First Moon Walk, July 20, 1969
Do you remember it? Did you watch it? My husband remembers, he is a year older than me.
I don’t remember it, but I’ve caught up since! I’ve looked at the photos, read the stories, and my step-mom has met Neil Armstrong, so we did a lot of reading up on him after that. She was lucky enough host Neil for a Women in Aviation conference where he did an impromptu chat with a small group about the landing.
This album of photos is wonderful. It captures what was going on for the astronauts and the team on the ground.
Media Coverage of the First Moon Walk
Back before the internet, how did we follow along? TV, Radio, and Magazines! We soaked up the information and hoped for more details. If you go out on eBay you can find lots of magazines. I love looking through them to see the photos.
I get emails from Fast Company magazine who has been doing a count down of 50 articles about the Moon Walk leading up to July 20th. It has been so interesting to read.
Here is a tidbit:
Astronauts had fun on the Moon—and people on Earth fretted about it
The article talks about when Buzz Aldrin was bouncing around after the flag plant, running, jumping and seeing how he reacted on the moon. But back on earth, the man in charge of the space suits was sweating bullets. It’s a great article and a fabulous series!
My quote this month is one you might not have heard. I wanted to find something different:
"Amazing how quickly you adapt – why, it doesn’t seem weird at all to me to look out there and see the moon going by, you know?" -- Astronaut Michael Collins
This is a great list of 'real life things' said by the three Apollo astronauts while on this mission.
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