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PostPosted: July 21st, 2013, 3:50 pm 
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Yesterday was July 20th. As it was the first anniversary after the passing of Neil Armstrong it was sad. However, since there's no clear American return to the Moon anytime in the immediate future, it was also disheartening. When one types "return to Moon" into NASA's search function, the latest entry is 2011; when one clicks that, one is sent to a defunct Constellation page which, in a very brief paragraph, mentions possible trips to an asteroid and Mars.

I attempted to post hyperlinks yesterday to NASA's extensive history archives, but didn't realize it was only Explorer that couldn't call up <history.nasa.gov> during the space agency's "improvements" of its website. At any rate, all this may be a day late but I hope it's not a dollar short.

Apollo 11 30th Anniversary: http://history.nasa.gov/ap11ann/eagle.html
Apollo 11 35th Anniversary: http://history.nasa.gov/ap11-35ann/index.htm

I did not find any Apollo 11 40th anniversary page, though I found one for the Apollo program in general...
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/apollo40/


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PostPosted: July 4th, 2014, 7:30 pm 
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Highland Road Park Observatory Center Supervisor Tom Northrop will give a lecture for the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11 at that facility on Friday, 18 July; the start time of the lecture is 7:30pm. The lecture is free admission and intended for those fourteen and older.

On Saturday, 19 July HRPO will host a celebratory party from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. There will be games, refreshments and historic images. The party is free admission and for all ages.

The 6:54-video "Earthrise: The 45th Anniversary" is available for viewing at...
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/index.html.


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PostPosted: July 20th, 2015, 5:19 pm 
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Dare I ask if everyone knows what anniversary today is? Sadly, I don't see too much of a fresh statement at NASA, so I'll just say: thank you Misters Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins!

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo-11.html


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PostPosted: July 20th, 2015, 5:29 pm 
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Thank you for mentioning Collins. Everyone forgets about the poor guy that was left orbiting the moon while the others were in the spotlight.


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PostPosted: October 11th, 2015, 6:05 pm 
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Lunar features were number five on Jane Houston Jones' countdown list in the "What's Up for October 2015" video. Jones specifically mentioned the Sea of Tranquility and the Apollo 11 landing site.


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PostPosted: June 14th, 2016, 1:16 pm 
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At 7pm CDT on all NASA-TVs viewers can watch a live broadcast of the 2016 John H. Glenn Lecture featuring Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. The lecture, I believe, is taking place at the National Air and Space Museum.


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