Sunday, July 20, 2014

NASA's Video: THE EAGLE HAS LANDED: NASA's Apollo 11 Story

I remember watching this live with my mother and my sister as my father was on military travel at the time. It was 9:56pm today 45 years ago in Trenton, Illinois where we watched on our 25" TV.  Below is from NASA:

Below is a fun fact I did not know on the landing:

 • Despite millions of dollars of technology invested in the programme, a good old Biro ball-point pen came to the crew’s rescue. Upon return to the lunar module to return Aldrin broke the ignition switch. Without this they couldn’t activate the ascent engines and could have been stuck on the moon. But, industrious Buzz had the ingenious idea to jam a pen into the switch and miraculously it worked.

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