Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969.
Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth.
Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon’s surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface at a site they named Tranquility Base before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit. (Source: Wikipedia)
BOOK OF THE WEEK
The Origin of Species
By Charles Darwin
So far I am on page 85 of this book. It isn’t exactly very easy reading, but it is an important book and I thought I should read it.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Medici: Masters of Florence
Netflix Season 1
I’ve watched four episodes of Season One and found this series to be very well done.
A political family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. Cosimo de’ Medici finds himself at the helm of his supremely wealthy, banking dynasty family, when his father, Giovanni dies suddenly.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
I’m a Believer
By The Monkees
ART OF THE WEEK
The Field Gallery
I was at in Cape Cod back in 2006 and came across this Gallery with their interesting statutes.
The Field Gallery offers a comfortable, supportive, ever-changing exhibition environment, featuring contemporary art by both emerging and established artists. Founded in 1970, the gallery hosts three spaces with rotating exhibits of paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. Outside, the large field is home to the whimsical sculptures of Field Gallery founder Thomas Maley, the modern stone sculptures of Lew French and many others. We continue to host an impressive group of more than 25 talented artists all with an island connection and endless Vineyard charm.
The Field is one of three locations in the Granary Gallery Family. Be sure to also visit the Granary in West Tisbury and North Water in Edgartown. Each gallery reflects the unique and diverse personality of the Island, our artists, staff and, our customers. A warm welcome by our knowledgeable staff awaits your arrival. (Source: The Field Gallery)
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.
A graduate of Purdue University, Armstrong studied aeronautical engineering with his college tuition paid for by the U.S. Navy. He became a midshipman in 1949, and a naval aviator the following year.
He saw action in the Korean War, flying the Grumman F9F Panther from the aircraft carrier USS Essex. After the war, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Purdue and became a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).
Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in the second group, which was selected in 1962. He made his first spaceflight as command pilot of Gemini 8 in March 1966, becoming NASA’s first civilian astronaut to fly in space. During this mission with pilot David Scott, he performed the first docking of two spacecraft; the mission was aborted after Armstrong used some of his re-entry control fuel to stabilize a dangerous roll caused by a stuck thruster. During training for Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight as commander of Apollo 11, he had to eject from the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle moments before a crash.
On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first people to land on the Moon, and the next day spent two and a half hours outside the spacecraft while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit in the command module. When Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface, he famously said: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
If you are young, you may not get this joke.
Stress is incredibly harmful to you.
It seems so many ladies like a bouquet of red flags.
It is wonderful to study and learn things; however, if you don’t put what you learn to actual use, what is the point.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
Yes 88.24% (15 votes)
No 11.76% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 17
Yes 70.59% (12 votes)
I’m really not familiar with his theory 17.65% (3 votes)
No 11.76% (2 votes)
Within a week 36.84% (7 votes)
Within 20 years 21.05% (4 votes)
More than 20 years ago 21.05% (4 votes)
Within a year 10.53% (2 votes)
Within five years 10.53% (2 votes)
Within a month 0% (0 votes)
Total Votes: 19
No 94.12% (16 votes)
Yes 5.88% (1 votes)
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.