NASA, University of Texas at Dallas Reveal Apollo 11 Behind-the-Scenes Audio

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-university-of-texas-at-dallas-reveal-apollo-11-behind-the-scenes-audio 19,000 hours of audio have been digitized and released to the public 49 years after the first moon landing.  I can't even wrap my head around what an extraordinary gift to history this is, or what kind of an undertaking that had to be. Now consider this: according to the linked article at NASA.gov, … Continue reading NASA, University of Texas at Dallas Reveal Apollo 11 Behind-the-Scenes Audio

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin

Test pilots.  Scientists.  Explorers. Heroes. Astronauts. The 1960s were a perfect storm.  With the launch of Sputnik, the escalating Cold War, the public belief in President John F. Kennedy, and a time of economic prosperity, challenge was issued to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade and to bring him … Continue reading A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin