The lesser known facts of the Apollo 11 moon landing

How the Apollo 11 team decided who walks on the moonOn hearing of Neil Armstrong’s death, I decided to delve a little bit into the life of the first man to walk the moon. I was excited to discover he was an engineer. Shying from the lime light, in a rare interview in 2000 he described himself as

‘I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer.’  

RIP 5 August 1930 – 25 August 2012

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8 Comments on “The lesser known facts of the Apollo 11 moon landing”

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    Without nerds, we’d be nowhere. In fact, I hate even using the word “nerd.” I like to instead think of them as innovators. 🙂

  2. Neil Armstrong was a good choice to be the first earthling to step on the moon… and, not just because he was an engineer. (Although that is great, too.) Nice cartoon!

  3. Loved the cartoon. Great article!!!
    Sooz


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