1. Apollo 11 landed on the moon 66 years after the Wright Brothers first flight. 2. Neil Armstrong was 15 years old when he had logged enough hours to fly but wasn’t old enough to get. Drivers license. 3. 12 astronauts have walked on the moon. 4, When Apollo 11 returned it only had 25Continue reading “Countdown to 50th anniversary Apollo 11 – by the numbers 6 facts”
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.”Continue reading “Countdown to July 20th – one week to go and 7 quotes from Apollo 11”
Eight days to go until the big day and here are eight interesting facts about Apollo 11! 1. A month before the launch, Neil Armstrong thought they had a 90% chance of safely returning to earth, but only a 50-50 chance of landing on the moon on the first try. 2. Pieces of the WrightContinue reading “Countdown to July 20th – 50 years since Apollo 11 🚀 8 interesting facts”
My interest in the moon has been a topic of conversation with friends for quite a while. Since my book was announced, I’ve had conversations with a wide variety of people and it feels that attraction to the moon is universal. What is it about the moon that makes you stop and look up? DoContinue reading “Countdown to Apollo 50th Anniversary”
Clair de Lune 🎼 🎶 Cookies and music on this beautiful night of the crescent moon 🌙
For those of us fascinated by the moon this is an exciting month! New York Times article lets us peek into Mission Control
Ignite your child’s interest in space and astronomy with these great picture books; recommended by local librarians and book experts. — Read on http://www.coloradoparent.com/space-and-astronomy-books/ Honored to have ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON on this list of amazing books!
Raytheon workers weaving the code for Apollo 11
Moon Shadow by Cat Stevens To celebrate the 50th anniversary of landing on the moon, I’m sharing music, photos and an occasional interesting fact about the moon each day leading up to 7/20/19.