Wednesday, July 20, 2011

42 Years Since Apollo 11 Moon Landing

It's been 42 years since mans first lunar landing on July, 20, 1969. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum exhibits many of the artifacts from this mission including the command module Columbia.   For more information follow this link to their Apollo 11 webpage.

Below is a video of the actual landing. It was shot from a camera mounted above Buzz Aldrin's head looking out through his window.

For details of the audio transmission see this transcript which includes added comments explaining what's happening at the time.