Toward summer A goal, a finish line, some horizon not so distance though not too near, as we take a… Read more Toward Summer
Wipe the sleepies from your eyes after a 9.5-hour sleep period after leaving lunar orbit. Wake up, wake up. It’s… Read more Apollo 11: Destination home
It’s LOI Day — Lunar Orbit Insertion LOI day — definitely a different feel to it, a tension in the… Read more 50 years ago: LOI day
The LM instrument panels and windows Flight day three, continuing our translunar coast, rolling against the sun, barbeque mode… Read more July 18, 1969: Into the moon’s embrace
The Translunar Insertion (TLI) burn of the Saturn third stage sending us toward the moon is a day behind,… Read more July 17, 1969: Halfway to the moon
Three minutes, 25 seconds and counting . . . Neil Armstrong reported back when he received the good wishes,… Read more 50 years ago today: Tower clear
The service structure (right) rolls back. The countdown proceeding smoothly, July 15, 1969, the day before launch, perhaps the… Read more The eve of a new era?
Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins (L to R) answer to the press and public, as they will the rest of their… Read more Two days until launch and . . .
The front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer the next day. July 13, 1969 — Luna 15 leaves earth… Read more 50 years ago: Luna races the moon
Let the countdown commence, — commence as in commencement — the human race about to graduate from Planet Earth, so… Read more 50 years ago: Let the countdown begin