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Man on the Moon on Earth
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Archived2012
N 47° 47.845 E 013° 02.764
33T E 353678 N 5295632
Quick Description: Found this Man on the Moon on Earth in Salzburg.
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Date Posted: 7/25/2008 8:13:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM49K8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 246

Long Description:
The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. It was the fifth human spaceflight of Project Apollo and the third human voyage to the Moon. Launched on July 16, 1969, it carried Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. On July 20, 1969 Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Collins orbited above.

At 02:56 UTC on July 21 (10:56pm EDT, July 20), 1969, Armstrong made his descent to the Moon's surface and spoke his famous line "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind" exactly six and a half hours after landing. Aldrin joined him, describing the view as "Magnificent desolation." Then for two-and-a-half hours, they took notes, photographed what they saw, and drilled core samples.

The mission fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's goal of reaching the moon by the end of the 1960s, which he expressed during a 1961 speech:

"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."

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This sculpture is called "Sphaera" created by Stephan Balkenhol for the Salzburg Art Project in 2007.
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Celestial Body: Moon

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