Forty-five years ago today, two human beings first set foot on the moon. On July 20, 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 11 touched down in the Sea of Tranquility, and forever changed how we view our place in the universe. When I think about the fact that four and a half decades ago, at the very moment I am writing this, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were walking on the freakin’ moon, I am humbled and inspired.
I’ve combined some of my favorite photos from Apollo 11 with some of the actual words spoken by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.
If you’d like to relive the historic mission moment by moment, word by word, and photo by photo, head over to SpaceLog
I wish cigarettes wouldn’t burn. If only to stop providing a metaphor for how life is burning away and there’s nothing to stop it
Burzum - Det Som Engang Var (1993)
From the cover of the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons module The Temple Of Elemental Evil (pictured is the cover from the 3rd edition. but you get it).
Queen - self titled (1973)
From a photo of Queen performing at The Marquee Club in London, England on December 20th, 1972.