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Thursday, 9 July 2009


Some great links about 40th Anniversary of mans journey to the Moon and the Apollo 11 Mission:
"Tranquility base here-The Eagle has landed"
July 7, 2009
On Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. EDT, NASA will host a
roundtable discussion titled "Apollo: History and Legacy," to mark
the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. Members of the news
media and public are invited to attend the panel in the James E. Webb
Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW in
The discussion will begin with remarks by NASA Acting Administrator
Christopher Scolese. NASA Chief Historian Steven J. Dick will
moderate the discussion.
The panelists are:
- Cristina Guidi, deputy director, Constellation Systems Division,
Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
- Roger Launius, senior curator in space history, National Air and
Space Museum
- John Logsdon, Charles A. Lindbergh chair in aerospace history,
Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, Washington
- Craig Nelson, author of "Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men
on the Moon"
- Michael Neufeld, chair of the division of space history, National
Air and Space Museum, and author of "Von Braun: Dreamer of Space,
Engineer of War"
The discussion will be broadcast live on NASA Television. For NASA TV
streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:
NASA's Apollo 40th anniversary Web sites provide easy access to
various agency resources and multimedia about the program and the
history of human spaceflight, including a gallery of Apollo
multimedia features. The site is online at:
For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit:
Not forgetting the other Missions to the Moon as well: 

Apollo 12

Launched 14 November 1969
Landed on Moon 19 November 1969
Ocean of Storms
Returned to Earth 24 November 1969

Apollo 13

Launched 11 April 1970
Lunar Flyby and Return
Malfunction forced cancellation of lunar landing
Returned to Earth 17 April 1970

Apollo 14

Launched 31 January 1971
Landed on Moon 5 February 1971
Fra Mauro
Returned to Earth 9 February 1971

Apollo 15

Launched 26 July 1971
Landed on Moon 30 July 1971
Hadley Rille
Returned to Earth 7 August 1971

Apollo 16

Launched 16 April 1972
Landed on Moon 20 April 1972
Returned to Earth 27 April 1972

Apollo 17

Launched 07 December 1972
Landed on Moon 11 December 1972
Returned to Earth 19 December 1972

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