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Posted: 12/16/2005 5:25:43 PM EST
Sorry if this is a dupe. (I did a search)

America Lands on the Moon

America lands man on the Moon

American Neil Armstrong has become the first man to walk on the Moon.
The astronaut stepped onto the Moon's surface, in the Sea of Tranquility, at 0256 GMT, nearly 20 minutes after first opening the hatch on the Eagle landing craft.

Armstrong had earlier reported the lunar module's safe landing with the words: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."

As he put his left foot down first Armstrong declared: "That's one small step for man but one giant leap for mankind."

He described the surface as being like powdered charcoal and the landing craft left a crater about a foot deep.

'We came in peace'

The historic moments were captured on television cameras installed on the Eagle and turned on by Armstrong.

Armstrong spent his first few minutes on the moon taking photographs and soil samples in case the mission had to be aborted suddenly.

He was joined by colleague Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin at 0315 GMT and the two collected data and performed various exercises - including jumping across the landscape - before planting the Stars and Stripes flag at 0341 GMT.

They also unveiled a plaque bearing President Nixon's signature and an inscription reading: "Here men from the planet earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind."

After filming their experience with a portable television camera the astronauts received a message from the US President.

President Nixon, in the White House, spoke of the pride of the American people and said: "This certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made."

Many other nations - including the UK - sent messages of congratulation.

Moscow Radio announced the news solemnly in its 1030 GMT broadcast.

As Aldrin and Armstrong collected samples, Michael Collins told mission control in Houston he had successfully orbited the Moon in the mother ship Columbia, and take-off was on schedule for 1750 GMT this evening.

cmmg
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:27:10 PM EST
[#1]
Freakin awesome. I knew we'd make it there someday.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:27:24 PM EST
[#2]
In before the foil hatters.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:27:30 PM EST
[#3]
it was faked
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:28:16 PM EST
[#4]
I watched it on TV.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:29:03 PM EST
[#5]
why did you post about the moon landing? Something that allegedly happened almost 40 years ago
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:31:41 PM EST
[#6]
[Lloyd Christmas] "We've landed on the moon!" [Lloyd Christmas]
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:32:17 PM EST
[#7]
News flash:
man invents a flying machine. Demonstrated in front of throng of onlookers by Wilbur and Orville Wright.
Most likely will just be a novelty
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:32:23 PM EST
[#8]

Quoted:
why did you post about the moon landing? Something that allegedly happened almost 40 years ago



Crappy ISP I bet. His ping must've been about 1,250,000,000,000 ms.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:34:09 PM EST
[#9]
For crying out loud, put a BREAKING NEWS in the topic!!!  This is BIG!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:49:46 PM EST
[#10]
It's bullshit I  tell you... The Moon is really made of cheese !
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:52:05 PM EST
[#11]
everyone knows the "moon landing" was filmed in a hollywood studio
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:54:19 PM EST
[#12]

Quoted:

Quoted:
why did you post about the moon landing? Something that allegedly happened almost 40 years ago



Crappy ISP I bet. His ping must've been about 1,250,000,000,000 ms.



If you pulled that number out of your ass, I'm impressed, because it's only off by about 3 or 4 years.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:29:49 PM EST
[#13]

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:
why did you post about the moon landing? Something that allegedly happened almost 40 years ago



Crappy ISP I bet. His ping must've been about 1,250,000,000,000 ms.



If you pulled that number out of your ass, I'm impressed, because it's only off by about 3 or 4 years.


I pulled something out of my ass and it smelled funny
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:32:27 PM EST
[#14]

Quoted:
[Lloyd Christmas] "We've landed on the moon!" [Lloyd Christmas]


Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:34:49 PM EST
[#15]
Leif Erikkson discovers Vinland!  Story at 1100AD!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:37:36 PM EST
[#16]
You know that the US has had a secret moon base
since the early 80's ... right ??

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:39:27 PM EST
[#17]
Well I'll be..
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