Life, the Universe etc
Memories of looking at stars and watching the Apollo 11 moon landing
Date: 3/11/2009 8:14:45 PM ( 12 y ) ... viewed 2510 times
Have you ever lay down on a mountain, gazed at the stars through a clear sky at night, and wondered what life is all about? I have, as a child.
What made me recall this now is that my friend is a TV presenter, he is into astronomy, and can usually be found on various TV programs, book covers and occasionaly in free fall with astronauts on a jet doing anti gravity training (he's usually the one with the camera or microphone in his hand).
He now has a website called Footagevault, http://www.footagevault.com/
and somehow he has managed to sell videos of the Apollo flights back to Nasa http://www.footagevault.com/clients
- you can see some here http://history.nasa.gov/ap11fj/01launch.htm#fv0002000
Clever guy is Chris, and so is my other friend who wrote the website for him. How Chris managed to sell NASA footage to NASA I am not quite sure.
Anyway I have been watching a few clips and it brought back nostalgic memories of myself watching man land on the moon. I was glued to the screen, and so was most of the world. The atmosphere of the moment was nicely captured in the film "The Dish", starring Sam Neill. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dish
Then I remembered looking at the stars as a child. Now though, the sky is not so clear, especially in cities. But the stars are still there.
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