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Moon Landing Anniversary

July 20, 2008 is the 39th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.

Above is a picture of Neil Armstrong climbing down the ladder to take the first steps on the moon.

First Man—The Life Of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hansen is a good biography. It will tell you all you need to know about Mr. Armstrong.

I do not favor a return trip to the moon or a trip to Mars. I think a more impressive achievement would be to deal with climate warming here on Earth and ongoing problems of hunger and disease.

If there are to be additional trips to the moon and beyond, I feel they should be international with the costs spread out.  

On the other hand, unmanned probes to the planets and to explore space seem worth the cost. It is of both sufficient practical and abstract value to have knowledge of what is out in space.

Here is information about the moon.

Here is information about both manned and unmanned past NASA missions.   

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