Monday, August 05, 2013

The First Moon Families


Today would have been Neil Armstrong's 83rd birthday, and I happened to see this LIFE Magazine web feature somewhere. It includes photos of Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins before their Moon mission in 1969, "away from the office," with their wives and kids. I especially like the photo I've posted here.

4 comments:

Jacek Kupras said...

Thanks a lot for this post. I see that you are in good shape. All the best. Jacek
btw. What about next edition of "Go play in space?" I need it;)

FlyingSinger said...

Nice to hear from you, Jacek. I did some work on the third edition (for Orbiter 2010) a couple of years ago, but then got distracted by a few other things, including my company being acquired! Things have settled down and I have started to look at "space stuff" a little more, including a bit of play with Orbiter, but I'm so out of practice, I think I need to review my own tutorials! Maybe that's how I will get back to the third edition, but I'm not really sure I can maintain that focus again. Meanwhile I'm taking a brief detour into KSP. Orbiter for kids? Not quite, but it might be!

Jacek Kupras said...

I say you something interesting. Actually I'm preparing to two workshops. The first on will be here: http://www.unawe.org/events/workshop2013/ the second there:
http://www.communicatingastronomy.org/cap2013/
Generally, me and my wife, Dorota, will present activities connected with WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors program. But I'll also try to show some Orbiter-inspired activities.

FlyingSinger said...

Those look like very interesting and worthwhile events! I hope you and your wife enjoy. I don't know about WWT Ambassadors. I would like to get back into doing more educational outreach someday but I have many demands on my time these days, and many interests competing for my free time.