July 24, 2019

Celebrating Apollo 11 Splashdown 50th Anniversary

As a child, I was excited watching the Apollo 11 events. Of course, the details are fuzzy fifty years later, but I was excited to celebrate the anniversary. There are many details that the public did not know and I learned some of these just in the past few days. This helped me appreciate the events more fully, especially the skill of the crew and all the people involved that made it all happen.


Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 splashdown. Some interesting articles are linked.
NASA image modified through FotoSketcher
Can you believe some tinhorns (often flat-earthers) think that the whole thing was a fraud? Yeah, sure, as if all those thousands of people over all those years could keep the entire Apollo program a secret! Idiots. Many of these people (including astronauts) were Christians and creationists, by the way.

As a child playing with my space toys during the flight, landing, and so on, I was impatient. There were many details involved that needed to be performed with minute precision; it wasn't like they could do the equivalent of throw a saddle on a horse and ride off. Their lives were at risk most of the mission. This was back when NASA was doing real science, and not wasting time on evolution and astrobiology (or more accurately, bioastrology).

Answers in Genesis astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner remembers those days. He has written an excellent article about the mission and other events related to it. It take it mighty kindly if you'd read "Apollo 11: 50 Years Later".


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