Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

Time check +40Y

UTC 20:17:40 + 40Y "Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed"

A few years back I touched the moon.

Or at least a piece that had been brought back by one of the Apollo missions. It was smoothed by all the fingers that touched it over the last few decades. Everyone who touched it has a few molecules of the moon.

Touching the moon

The same day I stood under the rockets of a Saturn V. Nothing quite prepares you for the size of the rockets that lofted the Apollo ships - and how little of it actually reached orbit.

Underneath the Saturn V

KSC, Florida
July 2000
Tags: history, space

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