50 Years Ago, Apollo 11 Made It to the Moon. My Pictures from Kennedy Space Station
In July of 1969 I was only 11 months old, so I don't remember the Apollo 11 mission.
On July 16th. of that year, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off from Kennedy Space Station in Florida. It was the first time any human would ever walk on the moon.
Here we are 50 years later and it is still one of the most incredible feats in the history of the United States.
About six years ago, Chris, Ian, and I took a cruise to the Bahamas out of Baltimore.The first port we stopped in was Cape Canaveral Florida. You had a choice of either going to Disney or to Kennedy Space Station. We had been to Disney a couple of times already, and every time I was near the Kennedy Space Station in the past, I always wanted to stop and see the place.
So we ended up going there and spending about six hours on the campus. Whenever I tell somebody about our trip there I get goosebumps. That's how much I enjoyed it.
We took hundreds of pictures. I would love to load them all into this blog, but it would take me five hours and probably crash our system here at work. So below there are approximately 30 pictures including the one at the top of this blog. That is the actual Command Center that was used on all the Apollo missions. So when John Glenn first stepped on the moon and made that famous quote, that was the room that erupted in applause on July 20th, 1969.
If you want to do something cool regarding the Apollo Moon Landing, Kopernik Observatory in Vestal, will be hosting an Apollo 11 50th Anniversary event, this Friday, July 19th. At 7 p.m. Click here for more information on that.