Things You May Not Know About the Apollo 11 Mission
Randy Attwood, FRASC
2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. There was much coverage around the July 20th date, but perhaps there were some aspects of the mission that you may not have heard before
– what changes were made to the lunar module while it stood on the launch pad as a result of issues found during the Apollo
10 mission in May?
– why was there nearly no television from the Moon during the moonwalk?
– why was Armstrong chosen to take the first steps on the Moon
– why are there no good pictures of Armstrong standing on the lunar surface?
– what five problems did Armstrong and Aldrin face during the landing, each of which – if not resolved by the crew and Mission
Control – could have meant no lunar landing.
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J. Randy Attwood is a resident of Mississauga and has been looking up at the night sky for nearly 50 years.