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My  Memory of Apollo 11

"It is early in the morning on July 16, 1969, in my parents’ California home.  I am nearly 20 years old, and I am staring at our new (color!) television, watching the gigantic Saturn V rocket crawl upward with Apollo 11 perched precariously on its nose.  On CBS, the avuncular Walter Cronkite and astronaut Wally Shirra are keeping me informed every step of the way to the Moon.  I am not feeling at all confident.  In recent years I had watched as the Vanguard and Atlas rockets blew up, and as an early Ranger spacecraft sent to photograph the lunar terrain actually missed the Moon.  Now, three days after launch, the docked Command/Service Module (CSM) and Lunar Module (LM) have arrived at the Moon, and I worry that everything has to work flawlessly.  The CSM fires its engine on the far side of the Moon to go into lunar orbit, and I am relieved when it comes around the Moon’s edge as scheduled."


July 17th, 2019 
by Brad Carroll, professor emeritus of physics



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In 1964, I sat like you at a commencement where I graduated with the first class to earn a bachelorette degree from Weber State College. Today, after much hard work and study, it's your turn. Now, you are now ready to learn, to find new and sometimes strange teachers, often in strange places...


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