Thursday, June 18, 2009
OFF TO THE MOON!
After a short hold for weather, LRO is on its way. The view from Buenalinda was slightly hazy, and the Atlas disappeared into the low cloud cover shortly after launch. But it was a beauty, and NASA is returning to the moon at last. And that's good news.
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE, CIRCA 1969
Welcome to the Missions to the Moon book blog. This is a place to re-live the heady days of the Apollo and Soyuz lunar programs- perhaps the crowning achievements of the 20th Century. Many blog entries will include a new downloadable image or artifact from the space age- items rarely seen and not available in print. It's all in the spirit of my newest book, Missions to the Moon- to remember the great adventure of the Golden Age of space exploration, and ponder what wonders await us in space.
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