SOURCE: New York Times
It’s the Anniversary of Everything!
What is this ceaseless looking backward?
Woodstock, The Moon Landing and Sesame Street, Too: 50 Years of American Cult Art
by Bruce Chadwick
The Norman Rockweel Museum is celebrating the year 1969 not with an exhibit about politics or history, but one about how artists showcased their work in that one, single year.
SOURCE: The American Prospect
Fifty Years After the Moon Landing, Recalling One Small Misstep
by Tad Daley & Jane Shevtsov
Why did the first humans to set foot off Planet Earth plant the flag of only part of Planet Earth?
SOURCE: New Yorker
Lyndon Johnson’s Unsung Role in Sending Americans to the Moon
As chairman of the National Aeronautics and Space Council, a White House advisory group, Johnson moved quickly to “dominate Washington space activities."
Apollo: America’s Moonshot and the Power of a National Project
by David Carlin
President Kennedy understood that his “goal [would] serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.” We need similar thinking today.
The Amazing Handmade Tech That Powered Apollo 11’s Moon Voyage
A surprising number of the Apollo spacecraft’s critical parts ended up being crafted and assembled by hand, by a vast battalion of little-known and little-heralded workers back on earth.
SOURCE: NY Times
Not Everyone Wanted a Man on the Moon
by Neil M. Maher
Protesters in the late ’60s and early ’70s pushed for spending at home on the same multibillion dollar scale as the moon race.
SOURCE: Boston Globe
Behind the men on the moon, there were thousands of women
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission this week, let’s remember something else: the thousands of women from Cambridge to California who helped make possible the trip to the moon.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Did we mishear Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the Moon?
by Melissa Michaud Baese-Berk
I recently conducted a study on ambiguous speech, using Armstrong’s famous quote to try to figure out why and how we successfully understand speech most of the time, but also make the occasional mistake.
Why Civil Rights Activists Protested the Moon Landing
In 1969, NASA was spending millions on the Apollo space program. Some argued that money could be better spent.
SOURCE: The Japan Times
1969 moon landing was a giant leap for moviemakers, too
The space race was always going to be won by filmmakers and science-fiction writers.
Alexa: What Can Apollo 11 Teach Us About Our Relationship with Technology?
by Tracy Dahlby
The fact that we pulled off Apollo 11 at all is a testament to American ingenuity and pluck. Yet while the successful moon landing decided the race for space in America’s favor, it didn’t undo our subliminal angst about the tightening embrace of technology.
Alexandra Witze Reviews Seven Books that Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Alexandra Witze savours seven books commemorating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landings.
SOURCE: The New York Times
June 23, 2019
How NASA Sold the Science and Glamour of Space Travel
by Clyde Haberman
At the time of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission in the 1960s, some Americans had reservations about the wisdom of reaching for the stars when troubles swelled on Earth.
Will Apollo Nostalgia Help NASA Get Its Artemis Moon Money?
If Congress still needs some convincing, the timing may be right.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Apollo 11 brought a message of peace to the Moon - but Neil and Buzz almost forgot to leave it behind
by Michelle L.D. Hanlon
You may be surprised to learn there are more than a hundred sites on the Moon with evidence of human activity.
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