Sunday, July 19, 2009

Terrific Apollo 11 photos

The Boston Globe's site has a terrific series of 40 photos about the Apollo moon landing 40 years ago. Most are pictures I've never seen. I encourage you to go look.

Amidst all the world's cynicism and uproar today, this story continues to inspire, and for good reason.

My favorite pair: Neil Armstrong before the launch...

...and after he'd walked on the moon:

I know these astronauts were all "Right Stuff" military test pilots, but I knew an awful lot of hippies who had exactly that same grin on their faces in 1969, for very different reasons. :-)

Call me a fool, but humanity continues to inspire me. That was forty years ago, people. Think what more we will achieve.