History will remember the inhabitants of this century as the people who went from Kitty Hawk to the moon in 66 years, only to languish for the next 30 in low Earth orbit. At the core of the risk-free society is a self-indulgent failure of nerve.
– Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 astronaut
Aldrin is calling for a mission to Mars.
Watch the Apollo 11 re-enactment “live” (40 year delayed) at http://wechoosethemoon.org/. Watch TV broadcasts (via YouTube) synchronized with that same 40-year delay: http://kottke.org/apollo-11/
Also, Howard Rheingold provides an insight into Institute of Noetic Sciences and its founder, astronaut Edgar Mitchell. (Note: four tweets: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)
See Twitter search results for Apollo 11
- The Giant Apollo 11 post (Jason Kotke)
- Google Images archive of LIFE magazine moon pix
- The Science of Apollo 11 (Science, Jan 30 1970 via Wired)
- Remembering Apollo 11 (Boston.com)
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Interesting take on this: Peggy Noonan in WSJ
Are we now a nation of navel-gazers? Hmmmm.