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With all the terrible stuff that has been going on across the world I think its time to look at one of mankind's greatest technological achievements, putting a man on the Moon.

 

July 16th Apollo 11 blasts off from launch pad 39A at Cape Kennedy

July 20th The moon landing, man takes his first footsteps on the face of the moon.

July 21st The Astronauts leave the moon

July 24th The Astronauts return to Earth, splashdown and are taken aboard the USS Hornet.

 

A few questions

What was the name of the lunar module?

What was the name of the command module?

Name the three astronauts

 

Apollo11_ComingHome.jpg

 

What is the significance of this picture?

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What I remembered before I looked stuff up....

 

the module was Eagle, the astronauts were Aldrin, Sheperd, and.... and I believe that that was the first picture of a man made spacecraft taken from space....

 

 

wow feel pretty stupid now....

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What I remembered before I looked stuff up....

 

the module was Eagle, the astronauts were Aldrin, Sheperd, and.... and I believe that that was the first picture of a man made spacecraft taken from space....

 

 

wow feel pretty stupid now....

 

Well one astronaut out of three isn't bad, but Sheperd? Although he would get his chance to moonwalk too.

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The picture shows two things. The Earth rising over the Moon. Second, it captures the moment the Command Module separates from the discarded LEM, signifying that the crew has started the flight home.

 

Not bad, but it has even greater significance than that. This picture contains every living human in existence  on July 21st except for one, the one taking the photograph.

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The picture shows two things. The Earth rising over the Moon. Second, it captures the moment the Command Module separates from the discarded LEM, signifying that the crew has started the flight home.

Not bad, but it has even greater significance than that. This picture contains every living human in existence on July 21st except for one, the one taking the photograph.

OK, So it is showing the LEM approaching the command module?

 

And the photographer was Collins.

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The picture shows two things. The Earth rising over the Moon. Second, it captures the moment the Command Module separates from the discarded LEM, signifying that the crew has started the flight home.

 

Not bad, but it has even greater significance than that. This picture contains every living human in existence  on July 21st except for one, the one taking the photograph.

 

Now if it would've contained HIM as well, that would've been the most EPIC "selfie" ever!

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The picture shows two things. The Earth rising over the Moon. Second, it captures the moment the Command Module separates from the discarded LEM, signifying that the crew has started the flight home.

Not bad, but it has even greater significance than that. This picture contains every living human in existence on July 21st except for one, the one taking the photograph.

Now if it would've contained HIM as well, that would've been the most EPIC "selfie" ever!

Back in the olden days people didn't do selfies. Except when they'd get part of their thumb in front of the lens accidentally. Then they'd get shamed for spoiling the photo...

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The picture shows two things. The Earth rising over the Moon. Second, it captures the moment the Command Module separates from the discarded LEM, signifying that the crew has started the flight home.

Not bad, but it has even greater significance than that. This picture contains every living human in existence on July 21st except for one, the one taking the photograph.

Now if it would've contained HIM as well, that would've been the most EPIC "selfie" ever!

Back in the olden days people didn't do selfies. Except when they'd get part of their thumb in front of the lens accidentally. Then they'd get shamed for spoiling the photo...

 

How do you explain this then?

 

 

s-WORLDS-FIRST-SELFIE-480x360.jpg?6

Robert Cornelius, self-portrait; believed to be the earliest extant American portrait photo; 1839 (Oct. or Nov.)

 

 

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The picture shows two things. The Earth rising over the Moon. Second, it captures the moment the Command Module separates from the discarded LEM, signifying that the crew has started the flight home.

Not bad, but it has even greater significance than that. This picture contains every living human in existence on July 21st except for one, the one taking the photograph.
Now if it would've contained HIM as well, that would've been the most EPIC "selfie" ever!
Back in the olden days people didn't do selfies. Except when they'd get part of their thumb in front of the lens accidentally. Then they'd get shamed for spoiling the photo...

How do you explain this then?

 

 

s-WORLDS-FIRST-SELFIE-480x360.jpg?6

Robert Cornelius, self-portrait; believed to be the earliest extant American portrait photo; 1839 (Oct. or Nov.)

 

Mirror?
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The picture shows two things. The Earth rising over the Moon. Second, it captures the moment the Command Module separates from the discarded LEM, signifying that the crew has started the flight home.

Not bad, but it has even greater significance than that. This picture contains every living human in existence on July 21st except for one, the one taking the photograph.
Now if it would've contained HIM as well, that would've been the most EPIC "selfie" ever!
Back in the olden days people didn't do selfies. Except when they'd get part of their thumb in front of the lens accidentally. Then they'd get shamed for spoiling the photo...
How do you explain this then?

 

 

s-WORLDS-FIRST-SELFIE-480x360.jpg?6

Robert Cornelius, self-portrait; believed to be the earliest extant American portrait photo; 1839 (Oct. or Nov.)

 

Mirror?

 

Still a selfie ::P:

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With all the terrible stuff that has been going on across the world I think its time to look at one of mankind's greatest technological achievements, putting a man on the Moon.

 

July 16th Apollo 11 blasts off from launch pad 39A at Cape Kennedy

July 20th The moon landing, man takes his first footsteps on the face of the moon.

July 21st The Astronauts leave the moon

July 24th The Astronauts return to Earth, splashdown and are taken aboard the USS Hornet.

 

A few questions

What was the name of the lunar module?

What was the name of the command module?

Name the three astronauts

 

Apollo11_ComingHome.jpg

 

What is the significance of this picture?

*AHEM* 47th anniversary

LM was the Eagle 

CM was the Columbia (which was on display in the main hall of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum until recently)

Astronauts: CMP: Michael Collins, LMP: Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, CDR: Neil Armstrong

That picture includes every human alive at that moment, except for Michael Collins, I believe it was just before the Eagle Re-docked with the Columbia, but it could be after un-dock enroute to the lunar surface.

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