Monday, July 20, 2009

Good On Ya!

President Barack Obama chats with Apollo 11 astronauts, from left, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong, Monday, July 20, 2009, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. (NASA Image of the Day, click pic for bigger, or visit link for download options)

Also, The NYT front page reporting on this (actual publication date was 40 years ago tomorrow). I don't know how permanent these two links are. The first will take you to the image and the full text of the article depicted; the second is actually the image below as it's archived by the paper. If they take down the picture, I'll have to upload the GIF.

1 comment:

Dean Wormer said...

I made the kids sit down and watch the whole half hour of Cronkite/ CBS coverage of the moon landing I found on youtube. It's funny but even though they'd never watched that they blurted out the famous quotes ahead of time ("the eagle has landed," "one small step...".)

It's hard not to get choked up watching Cronkite get choked up. The guy was born in the late 1800s. How amazing was that event for him?