With the terrible events going on in Gaza and the Ukraine I thought it would be good to note the good things we can achieve, and really, they don't get much better than strapping three blokes to a rocket and sending them from Earth to another celestial body. Even more amazing is that these guys did it with less computing power than is in your digital wristwatch. It was all manual calculations and hold on to the seat of your pants. What a great achievement.
Oh and I've always been a bit of a space nerd.
Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/113347/...#ixzz384yJXpgJMan first walked on the Moon 45 years ago today on July 20, 1969 when American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin opened the hatch to the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, climbed down the ladder and set foot on the surface – marking mankind’s greatest achievement. They came in peace for all mankind!
What an eerie sight this would have been for Armstrong and Aldrin...