Countdown to July 20th – one week to go and 7 quotes from Apollo 11

1. “I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.” – Michael Collins

2. “I still say shoot for the moon; you might get there.” – Buzz Aldrin

3. “Houston. Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” – Neil Armstrong

4. “A geologist up here would just go crazy.” – Michael Collins

5. “Why don’t you hear these 3,500-pound rocket engines when you’re sitting on them, I’ll never know.” – Buzz Aldrin

6. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong

7. “Fate has ordained that the men who went to the Moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to Rest In Peace. These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.” These are the opening lines of a speech prepared for Richard Nixon to be used in the event of a disaster that would maroon the astronauts on the Moon.

Published by authorlaurablog

I'm a reading specialist from Chicago, now living in the beauty of the Roosevelt National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. My first book "Aliana Reaches for the Moon" is about a creative, curious, kind and messy girl who loves science and her very patient parents. I'm currently writing a YA novel about a family broken apart by a secret and a misunderstanding. Future books in the Aliana series will include dealing with forest fires, learning about clouds and animal habitats.

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