July 19th, 2009

The 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing


“What about the existential whiplash that comes from being on the moon one week and in your living room the next — and having to find your own way to process the vast gulf between those two worlds? “I remember coming back to Houston after the moon, and my neighbors had a barbecue for me,” Dave Scott, commander of Apollo 15, told me. “I thought, ‘What am I doing here?’ ”

From Time magazine’s excellent: Moon Walkers: The 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Bonus: Google Moon. Explore the six missions of the Apollo Program, which lasted from 1963 to 1972.

Photograph: NASA

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