Posts Tagged 'Buzz Aldrin'

First Man To Pee On The Moon – And 4 Other Odd Apollo 11 Facts

On the 42nd. anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the HousonPress reported 5 very weird facts about the mission.

One giant leak for mankind — Neil Armstrong may have been the first man to set foot on the moon, but Buzz Aldrin was the first one to take a leak on it. As millions watched across the globe unknowingly, Buzz let loose the floodgates and enjoyed a good old session of draining the lizard.

Read all 5 items HERE.

Neil Armstrong Talks About Time On Lunar Surface

NPR reports –

Well, this doesn’t happen every day.
In yesterday’s post, I talked about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s walk across the lunar surface back in 1969 and wondered, how come they walked such a modest distance? Less than a hundred yards from their lander?
Today Neil Armstrong wrote in to say, here are the reasons:
* It was really, really hot on the moon, 200 degrees Fahrenheit. We needed protection.
* We were wearing new-fangled, water-cooled uniforms and didn’t know how long the coolant would last.
* We didn’t know how far we could go in our space suits.
* NASA wanted us to conduct our experiments in front of a fixed camera.
* We [meaning Neil] cheated just a little, and very briefly bounded off to take pictures of some interesting bedrock.

Read Neil Armstrong’s email HERE.

Secrets of The First Moon Landing

Very interesting list of  unusual, little known events that occurred during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. A few (the last 2) were news even to me, a NASA fanboy.

Read the list HERE.


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