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Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Science |

Exactly 43 years ago the man reached the Moon

Exactly 43 years ago the man reached the Moon

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One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind “. Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969, before an estimated audience of 500 million people following the event on radio and television.

Today marks 43 years when Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins got into a Saturn V rocket of 110 meters high was 2,540 tons of fuel, and went to the on a trip so risky that, given the possibilities the rocket exploded, sat at his most important audience to five and a half kilometers from the launch pad.

“I thought we had a 90% chance of returning safely to Earth on that flight, but only a 50% chance of a landing on the first try,” said in an interview earlier this year.

When the lunar module landed only 30 seconds remaining fuel for navigation, so that when Armstrong announced “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The eagle landed “control center, answered from the ground that “you had a lot of people about to be blue, now we can breathe again.”

Today, this landmark is remembered as one of the greatest feats of the twentieth century. “‘The man walked on the Moon’. the only positive event in the past 50 years where everyone remembers exactly where they were when it happened, “said astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson on his Twitter account.

What about those who believe it was all a big conspiracy? Nothing better to remember the types of Mythbusters destroyed that myth without much effort.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mefEKqzq8cg

Links:

July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind (NASA)
1969: Man Takes First Steps on the Moon (BBC)
Ten Things You Did not Know About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing (Popular Science)

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