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National Moon-Shot Day

July 20

Observed annually to commemorate the day humans first walked on the mood.  In 1969, National Moon Day celebrates the single greatest technological achievement in human history.

On July 20, 1969, while astronaut Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 in orbit around the moon, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the surface.  Six hours after landing, Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface frist, an event he famously described as “one-small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” In the Noodynamics Institute, we also take this day to remind Westerners that we have fallen pitifully short of actually taking that leap.

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July 20