Space race program still benefits OklahomaPublished: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 By: Scott Meacham Source: NewsOK
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing — the NASA mission that made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin the first human beings to walk on a planetary body that wasn’t Earth.
Of all the Apollo 11 lore, one of my favorite stories is that Armstrong and Aldrin were supposedly scheduled to sleep between the Eagle’s landing and their historic first walk. Instead, at their request, sleep was postponed, so they could get right to exploring the moon.
Imagine the eagerness and excitement those astronauts shared — and they aren’t the only ones.