This year is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission “to land a man on the moon and return him safely to the Earth.” There is a cool new site that is recreating the launch experience in real time at wechoosethemoon.org.
In more recent space news, I was hoping that the Space Shuttle Endeavour was going to launch last night on my 32nd birthday. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t up to snuff, so the launch will hopefully take place later this evening at 6:51pm. More info on NASA’s Space Shuttle website here.
I hope to travel to the Cape for a launch before the Shuttle fleet is retired. Keep your fingers crossed that I can make that happen.