40 Years Ago Today

The Apollo 11 mission launched on July 16, 1969 - 40 years ago today. It seems so surreal, so magical. This was America's - and humanity's - finest hour. You can find many photographs from moon landing here.

Buzz Aldrin made an appearance at the Mall of America on Saturday, signing copies of his new book. It was a great thrill to see him in person, but I was struck by how old he, and his wife, had grown. They looked just like the old couple in Up, and to be perfectly honest, I would have expect Buzz to find a way to launch his house into space.

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