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NASA, Behind-the-Scenes Snippets: An anecdotal story

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by James A. Henrie
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NASA, Behind-the-Scenes Snippets: An anecdotal story by James A. Henrie

One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind. One could only begin to speculate the significance of those words spoken nearly fifty years ago by the late astronaut Neil Armstrong. As commander of the Apollo 11 manned lunar landing mission, Armstrong, along with Lunar Module pilot Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, became the first earthlings to step onto another celestial body, while Command Module pilot Michael Collins orbited the moon. Planet Earth figuratively stood still. To my understanding, that moment became the only time in the history of mankind that the whole world stopped and marveled at what human beings had just accomplished. Even though this first in-a-lifetime event took place in a highly scientific technological arena, it was interesting to witness episodes of mundane human behavior from time to time, proving you can place man in an exotic, futuristic environment but you can't always expect exotic, futuristic behavior from him. No matter the environment we may be placed in, we never move afar from who we really are. The snippets described in the body of this short story exemplify some of those down-to-earth behaviors, no matter what the circumstances may be. Sad events, humorous events, even bizarre events can and will arise.

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Size: 2.8 MB
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781681641591 (DRM-EPUB)

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