We Choose The Moon

Forty Years Ago today, (July 16, 1969) Apollo 11 launched on its mission to put man on the moon. I was too young at the time to have any first-hand recollections of the event. I have clear memories of the Apollo-Soyuz linkup and the shuttle launch; neither of these match the awesome nature of the moon-landing. I did have a poster of Armstrong stood on the moon on my bedroom wall for many years.

The JFK library has a site (We Choose The Moon) that is recreating the events in real time, as they happened in real time. As I write  this entry, the missions is a little under two hours old. It includes large numbers of photos and videos from the mission.

Here is the speech at Rice University at which President John Kennedy announced the commitment to send a man to the moon by the end of the decade. I occasionally think that my bosses set near impossible goals for project delivery, but this puts mine into perspective

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