Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Space: The Final Frontier

Today is the anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, July 20, 1969.  As of today (and for the foreseeable future, it would seem), there have only been 12 men who have walked on the moon.  They are part of a group of individuals who have been in space.  Anyone want to hazard a guess as to how many people that is?

(as of November 2013, from Wikipedia)

So on this anniversary, here is a list of those "Brave Astronauts" who journeyed to the moon.  Of that number, only seven are still alive. (originally from kottke)
  1. Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012
  2. Buzz Aldrin, b. 1930
  3. Pete Conrad, 1930-1999
  4. Alan Bean, b. 1932
  5. Alan Shepard, 1923-1998
  6. Edgar Mitchell, 1930-2016
  7. David Scott, b. 1932
  8. James Irwin, 1930-1991
  9. John W. Young, b. 1930
  10. Charles Duke, b. 1935
  11. Eugene Cernan, b. 1934
  12. Harrison Schmitt, b. 1935
Here's a video mashup of space movies, for your entertainment (Luc Bergeron's Space Story, via kottke)

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