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Thursday, July 16, 2009

10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 -

0...all engines running...lift-off, we have a lift-off, 32 minutes past the hour, lift-off on Apollo 11...

Tower cleared...

She's lifting beautifully into the sky, a typically beautiful Saturn V launch.

If I timed this right, 40 years ago, around the time of this posting, we sent men to the moon.

This was an historic and milestone event in Man's existence; to travel to another world and return safely.

Nothing before or since can compare to this achievement.

Yet, for some reason, as of this posting, Google - a site that commemorates everything else by changing their logo - has taken no notice of this momentous event.

That is shameful.

But, their ignorance aside, this is a glorius day and, in just four days, we will have the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first steps on a surface beyond Earth's.

Those are US flags on the Moon.


Blogger Allan Poindexter said...

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Blogger Allan Poindexter said...

Google did do a doodle for the first moon landing anniversary. In fact NASA has quite a few doodles. There are doodles for Spirit's deployment on Mars, the Hubble's anniversary, NASA finding water on the moon, and NASA's 50th anniversary. That doesn't include the generic space related doodles like the Perseid meteor showers and a solar eclipse. I think the only organizations (that aren't entire countries) with more related doodles are the Olympics (one every day the Olympics are running) and Google itself (one every birthday or arguably every single one :-).

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