Sunday, July 24, 2011

Apollo 11: Splashdown

July 24, 1969
16:50:35 UTC

On July 24, 1969, after an eight day voyage to the Moon and back Columbia returns to Earth bringing the Apollo 11 mission to a successful end.

Less then 70's years from man's first flight, and not even a decade after President Kennedy committed the US to reaching the Moon, we had succeeded in sending men to the Moon and bringing them safely back again.

The human race had proven that there was nothing that solid engineering and technology, plus hard work couldn't do.

The future was ours.

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