Monday, July 13, 2009

Apollo 11: Why the Moon Still Matters

3 Yes, this is my second post in a row about the Apollo Moon Landings. However, it is the fortieth anniverary of the first of them. And, is this not the most historic event in human history? We actually went to the Moon! When are we going to go back?

Apollo 11: Why the Moon Still Matters - In 1969, Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Forty years later, New Scientist writers look at the impact the Apollo landings had, and the future of lunar exploration.

From the site:

On 20 July 1969, the Apollo 11 mission landed two men on the moon. Just three years and five more crewed missions later, our visits came to an end. Yet the scientific legacy of the Apollo programme has been profound. Here we report on how it gave us a new understanding of the universe and how Neil Armstrong's "small step" opened a new chapter in history that continues to unfold today.

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