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38 Years Ago Today, They Walked on the Moon

Neil Armstrong - The Man on the MoonYup, that’s right.  On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 arrived at the moon and made history.  I think that qualifies as a DIFF post.

It was 38 years ago today that Astronaut Neil. A. Armstrong (that’s him on the right) became the first human to step foot on the Moon.  He took the "giant leap for mankind," and the world has never been the same.  He and Apollo 11 crew mate Buzz Aldrin spent 2.5 hours walking (or more aptly bouncing) around the moon surface while the world sat in amazement watching images of this historic triumph on their TVs.

It was a glorious time for the U.S. and it fulfilled John F. Kennedy’s promise to reach the moon in 10 years.

The DIFF salutes Neil Armstrong, the crew of Apollo 11, and NASA for this great achievement.  In fact, we salute all people who think big and follow through.  That to us is the DIFF!

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  1. Wow, almost 40 years ago!!!!!

    Posted by: DR | July 20, 2007
  2. The trip to the moon itself was useless, if you believe we actually went to the moon in the first place. More importantly are the innovations that came about in the quest to reach the moon, including: The satellite dish, medical imaging, vision screening, ear thermometers, fire fighting equipment, smoke detectors, cordless tools, thermal boots and gloves, shock absorbing sports equipment, ski boots, failsafe flashlights, invisible braces, safe toothpaste, joysticks, foodsafe plastics and the tempur-pedic mattress.
    Maybe the trip to Iraq will somehow result in a cure for cancer, heh.

    Posted by: Rusty Shackleford | July 23, 2007
  3. Now I know who Rusty Shackelford *really* is. Thanks for the clue!

    Posted by: Christy | July 30, 2007
  4. The moon walk was faked…
    http://www.apfn.org/apfn/moon.htm... satge set in Hollywood. Lemme ax you Angry Ed, if it was real how come we never went back huh? Get yer big brain around that one…moonwalk swoonwalk… We need to start Earthwalk taking care of what’s going on down here, instead of worrying about firing folk into space.

    Posted by: Billy Leopardskinhousen | July 31, 2007

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