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Apollo 11 Anniversary Picture

13th July 2019 by keith

APOLLO 11….50th ANNIVERSARY                                                                                                                        July 20th 1969 at 4.17 pm U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), Neil Armstrong radioed “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”                                                                                                     Eagle had touched down in the Sea of Tranquility, an area selected for its level and smooth terrain. At 10:56 pm EDT on July 20, Armstrong stepped out onto the lunar soil with the words, “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” (In the excitement of the moment, Armstrong skipped the “a” in the statement that he had prepared.) He immediately described the surface as “fine and powdery” and said that there was no difficulty moving about. Aldrin joined his companion about 20 minutes later. Craters were named in honour of this famous three and can be seen clearly in this image.           Skywatcher Mak 180 Pro and ZWO ASI224MC…..2019

 

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