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US Army convoy
July 21st 1969: Man walks on the Moon
On this day in 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. The Apollo 11 mission landed on the Moon on July 20th at 20:18 UTC. and Armstrong’s boot hit the surface of the Moon at 02:56 UTC the next day. Aldrin soon joined Armstrong and the pair planted the flag of the United States on the lunar surface, and they received a brief phone call from US President Richard Nixon. The moon landing was broadcast live, reaching an estimated global audience of 450 million. The astronauts returned safely to Earth on July 24th where they were met by the President and celebrated globally. The landing was a major victory for the United States in the Cold War space race with Soviet Russia and fulfilled the goal put in place by the late President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.
"That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind"
Southern Airways Flight 242 - New Hope, GA - 4/4/1977 - 63 fatalities + 9 on ground, 22 survivors.
Just read an article in the Anniston Star about the crash from Eddie Burkhalter, whose yard the plane broke apart in after the crash. His father Emory took the above pictures; the lower is from the NTSB. Previous FYW post here.
Our thoughts are with the Nackawic, New Brunswick, Canada, Fire Department today. They lost their station to fire this morning with much of their apparatus and equipment damaged.