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Monday, July 20, 2009

Raise a Toast for the Moon 


NASA

Today is the 40th anniversary of humanity's first expedition to the lunar surface. The anniversary is getting wide coverage in many media sources. Check out Rand Simberg's ceremonial commemoration of that epic voyage. Meanwhile, NASA's current Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned images of the Apollo 11 and other Apollo landing sites.


LRO image of Apollo 11 landing site. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University

I am enjoying the Space Frontier Foundation's NewSpace 2009 Conference being held this year at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. Check out Clark Lindsey's recent posts covering some of the highlights here. Tonight's gala will conclude the conference by celebrating the Apollo 11 anniversary.

Today is also the sixth anniversary ('blogiversary') of the launch of this humble blog. Here is the inaugural post (Note that I was too inexperienced to think of giving it a title.) on Life at the Frontier.

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