Thunder Moon

You’ve already heard a lot about this. You’re going to hear a lot more today and the rest of this week, because 50 years ago, Apollo 11 was on its way to the moon. So much will be made of this that I wouldn’t take up your time with it, except: it was July 16, 1969, that the Saturn V rocket carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off from Cape Kennedy. It is a sight that, for me, never gets old. If you care to see it again, here it is.  There are still crackpots running around who don’t believe men have really been to the moon. They have no excuse, but I do know of elderly people who, in 1969, did not believe it was all real. They simply couldn’t believe it. As for the video, not only do we see, yet again, the power of the largest rocket ever made, we get an idea—and only an idea—of the engineering, the effort, the manpower, the dedication, and, yes, the expense that went into the Apollo program. And the nickname of the July full moon? “Thunder Moon.”