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Hoy hace 50 años que el ser humano puso por primera vez el pie en la Luna, seis horas después del primer aterrizaje tripulado. Pero lo que no tanta gente sabe es que en aquel mismo instante había otra nave, soviética, en nuestro satélite. ¿Hablamos del programa Luna? #Apollo50th
Recapitulemos. Para hablar del programa Luna hay que volar a enero de 1959. Aún faltaban casi cuatro años para el discurso lunar de Kennedy, y las Pioneer de EE. UU. aún no cosechaban sus afamados éxitos.

La URSS, en cambio, se había puesto en cabeza con Sputnik 1 (réplica)...
Y con Sputnik 2 (foto), que había llevado el primer animal al espacio. También tuvieron sus fracasos, pero con el viento a favor, decidieron darle marcha a un nuevo programa: el conocido en occidente como "Lunik", y al otro lado del Telón de acero simplemente como "Luna" (Луна).
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Happy #Apollo50th!

On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time in history. In case you weren’t around for the Moon landing, here’s a visual summary of the #Apollo11 mission from Earth to the Moon and back.
#Apollo11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from Cape Kennedy in Florida aboard a Saturn V rocket, beginning a three-day voyage to the Moon.
The Apollo command and service module docked with the lunar module and was inserted into lunar orbit.
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[TREAD] Hier soir, la NASA a dévoilé le logo de sa nouvelle mission vers la Lune, #Artemis. Elle a aussi expliqué les choix derrières le graphisme. On va voir qu'ils sont super pertinents, et que vous aurez de quoi crâner en soirée ⬇️ 1/6
D'abord, Artémis est la déesse grecque de la chasse, sœur jumelle d'Apollon (Apollo en anglais, vous l'avez ?) Le A représente une de ses pointe de flèche et un lancement de fusée. 2/6
La Lune se trouve au sommet du A, mais légèrement décalée : elle n'est pas la destination finale d'Artemis, mais une étape vers plus loin, en l'occurence Mars (sur cet autre visuel, visible en arrière-plan). 3/6
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Today is the 50th anniversary of #Apollo11 landing on the moon! To celebrate this feat of engineering, ASME has put together articles about everything from the lunar module's engineers to the best movies movies about the moon. Here we go! #Apollo50ASME #Apollo50 #Apollo50th
"When I was there working on it, it was more like, 'We've got a job to do, we’re engineers, we can get the job done.'"

The engineers who built the lunar module look back: bit.ly/2Z1Vl40

#Apollo11 #Apollo50 #Apollo50th #Apollo50ASME
Hear from those engineers in the own words in the latest episode of the ASME TechCast. Listen now: bit.ly/2LxaFma

#Apollo11 #Apollo50 #Apollo50th #Apollo50ASME
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the moment the moon pioneer Neil Armstrong took his historic first step on the lunar surface 🚀🌕 u.afp.com/JhAE #Apollo50th
From the Soviet Union's pioneering satellite to the first man on the Moon 50 years ago, here are 10 key dates in space exploration 🚀🌕 u.afp.com/Jn6L
#Apollo50th
The first four days of Apollo 11's journey to the Moon had gone according to plan, but just twenty minutes before landing, the atmosphere grew tense as the crew encountered a series of problems u.afp.com/Jnwr by @ivancouronne
#Apollo50th
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1- Los 50 años del viaje del #Apolo11 a la Luna.

La visita de Armstrong, Aldrin y Collins a la Ciudad de México el 29 de septiembre de 1969.
#Apollo50th #ApolloXI #Apollo50 #Apollo11 #CDMX #Mexico #MexicoCity
(Foto mía de la luna roja durante el eclipse del 20/01/2019)
2- El 20 de julio de 1969 la tripulación del Apolo XI descendió en la superficie de la Luna.
(Izq: Photo credit: NASA commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apol…)
(Der: Photo credit: NASA commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aldr…...)
3- Una vez realizada esa hazaña, el gobierno de Richard Nixon se dedicó a cacarear el huevo. Eran los años de la Guerra Fría y los EEUU querían presumir su victoria sobre la Unión Soviética en la carrera a la Luna.

Jack Weir / Wikimedia Commons commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Land…...
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This weekend is the 50th anniversary of the #Apollo11 moon landing and, of course, there are N.J. connections. Here we go ... 1/7
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin grew up in Montclair, N.J. Reporter @karen_yi tells the story of a hometown hero: nj-ne.ws/1mDlp61 2/7
It was the 8th inning of a tie game at Yankee Stadium when legendary announcer Bob Sheppard told the crowd Apollo 11 had landed. Columnist @StevePoliti revisits that moment: nj-ne.ws/GM4Yy72

Where were you? #Apollo50th 3/7
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La llegada a la Luna es uno de los hechos que revolucionaron la Historia de nuestro planeta. Una revolución que recién empieza. Todos, incluso los que nacimos en estos 50 años posteriores somos contemporáneos a la emoción que despertó ese viaje. #Apollo50th
La sola noción de que los humanos hayamos podido salir del planeta, atravesar el espacio y llegar a esa luna colgante, brillante y misteriosa nos emociona y electriza. Nos atrapa como un llamado a ser mejores, determinados e intrépidos.
Para la misión que llevó a la humanidad a la Luna hubo una decisión que lo cambió todo. JKF lo anunció siete años antes, en un discurso inigualable, por lo delirante y resuelto, por lo arriesgado y, tal vez absurdo. Por convocar a soñar.

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THREAD: In honour of #Apollo50th, a look at how the #Moon landing was reported in the USSR and elsewhere
On Radio Moscow's home service, Vladimir Tregubov saluted the astronauts and the Soviet pioneers of space exploration. #Apollo50
In Pravda newspaper, a writer identified as Vinogradov personally congratulated the astronauts on their mission
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For all the moon landing is fake "Conspiracy theories", here is the list of claims and how they have been rebutted over the years #Apollo11at50
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythBuste…
Also can check out Mythbusters Episode 104, where they have exposed the claims of the Conspiracy theorists, withh actual tests.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythBuste…
For techies, programmers on my TL the code behind the Moon Mission. Bit tough to understand, but work your way through it slowly.
pluralsight.com/courses/moon-l…
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THREAD. In honor of the #Apollo50th anniversary of the moon landing, here is a thread of #physics posts related to space travel. @nasa @esaoperations @ESA_History
1/ I will start with my #physics #estimation - what would be like to ride a bike to the moon? How long would it take? How many sandwiches would you need to eat? More homework included.

wired.com/story/how-long…
2/ Video analysis of the lunar lander launching off the surface of the moon.

wired.com/story/the-phys…
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The great thing about the #Apollo50th is that there have been hundreds of beautiful articles from dozens of authors and outlets. Heck, I even wrote a couple of them.

I don’t know which of them has been the best, but I think this bad hot take from the times is the worst.
There are multiple reasons why offering praise to the Soviet space program on the eve of the #Apollo50th is in very poor taste, but one of the biggest is that they literally only did these milestones for propaganda purposes.
After early milestones like Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin, bits of tokenism like these were the only achievements the Soviet space program could reasonably achieve before us - they knew once NASA got going, the Americans would beat them to anything that mattered, including the moon.
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#LlegadaalaLuna #Apollo50th #Apollo50

25.000 millones $
400.000 personas
384.480 km distancia
600 millones espectadores

3 astronautas

Para muchos, el acontecimiento + importante de la historia.

Fuimos a explorar la Luna y descubrimos la Tierra!

Abro Hilo: Misión #Apollo11
Diámetro Mercurio: 4.879 km
Venus 12.104 km
Marte 6.779 km
Júpiter 139.820 km
Saturno 120.536 km
Urano 51.118 km
Neptuno 49.244 km

La suma de los diámetros del resto de planetas del Sistema Solar son 384.480 km, justo la distancia existente entre la Tierra y la Luna. Existen
coincidencias cósmicas tan improbables q nos resultan realmente mágicas y perturbadoras. El psiquiatra suizo Carl Gustav Jung lo llamaba sincronicidad, uno de los aspectos + enigmáticos y sorprendentes de nuestro universo. Jung llegó a la conclusión q existe una íntima conexión
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Let's look at Tin Tin on the Moon in celebration of #Apollo50 #Apollo11 actually achieving this.

Originally serialized in the early 1950s, Herge did extensive research into what space flight might be like.

Join young reporter Tin Tin, and Captain Haddock in

Destination Moon
First off, Captain Haddock receives a telegram from Professor Calculus.

A 'telegram' was kind of like an Instant Message back then, but not so instant.
Any SpongeBob SquarePants fans out there

I love these jokes "We're Leaving at Once"
Two Days later...

It reminds me of "Gilligan Cuts" where someone says "I won't, I won't, I won't" and then it cuts to them doing exactly that.

Off to Syldavia!
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Welcome to our "live feed" of the #Apollo11 mission as it prepares to launch...to the Moon. #Apollo50th
09:32 #Apollo11 has taken off from Launch Pad 39A at Cape Kennedy, Florida #Apollo50th
Each born in 1930 and weighing 165 pounds, the three astronauts inside are Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr. #Apollo50th
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So this thread was going to be about the launch by @isro of #Chandrayaan2 - India's 🇮🇳 second lunar mission. The unmanned mission was scheduled to launch on 14 July and land on the moon’s surface in early September... newscientist.com/article/220954…
…but the #Chandrayaan2 mission was put on hold at the last minute due to “a technical snag”, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation, @ISRO
Leaving a lot of people disappointed 😞
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Bonne nouvelle ! Les inscriptions au #Concours de #Nouvelles des @AmisCiteEspace sont prolongées jusqu'au 31 juillet. Envie d'écrire ? Faites le premier pas, c'est le bon moment... amis-cite-espace.org/nouvelles_2019… #Apollo11 #Apollo50th #espace #livre #auteur
50 ans après les premiers pas de Neil Armstrong sur la Lune, imaginer une autre histoire ? C'est le thème de notre #Concours de #Nouvelles 2019. #sciencefiction, #poesie, #polar, #science... Tout est possible. Le réglement : amis-cite-espace.org/nouvelles_2019…
#Concours de #Nouvelles de @AmisCiteEspace Envie de laisser votre empreinte ? Envoyez un mail à concours-2019@amis-cite-espace.org. Remise des prix le 9 décembre à @CiteEspace #Lune #Apollo50 #Apollo11
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Stumbled on this picture of my dad taking my sister and me up the steps to the Apollo Lunar Module at @ExploreSpaceKSC back around the time of the Apollo 11 launch in 1969. #Apollo11 #Apollo50th
2/ And also this picture of my mom and me (and a family friend) watching the #Apollo11 launch. (The border says Sep 69 because that was when the film was processed, not when the picture was taken.) How do you like my penny loafers? 😅 #Apollo50th
3/ At Family Open House day a fire truck at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station sprayed firefighting foam and they let the kids play in it. I doubt that would be permitted nowadays 😅 That’s me smiling at the camera. Space fans will recognize the CCAFS hangars in back.
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