Thursday, July 16, 2009

On This Date

July 16, 1969 — 9:32 a.m. ET — Forty years ago today: the launch of Apollo 11.

Continued below the fold.

I watched the launch in our kitchen as I was getting ready to go to summer school (Algebra II, of course). If you were around and you remember, where were you?

For a more dramatic version, here’s the launch in slo-mo with musical accompaniment provided by Gustav Holst.