It was 40 years ago today


20 July 2009, 22.56 CET

When we think of 1969 we don’t often think of Apollo 11 first, or even eleventh. To me, it still stands with Los Alamos as one of the most important projects in America, perhaps ever.

And yet in retrospect it (the dream of humans in space) was essentially over (for at least a century I think) at this moment of breathtaking achievement.

Earth from Orbit

Earth from Orbit

Aldrin Shadow

Aldrin's Shadow