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#MoonDay 2021: 52 years of 1969 #Lunar #moon landing; History & Significance:
Millions of people around watched live telecast #mission. Success of mission, #NASA @NASA @NASAMoon described landing "single greatest technological achievement of all time.”
#Thread #technology #tech Image
Day when man first walked on moon. #Apollo11 #spaceflight carried Commander #NeilArmstrong and lunar module #Pilot, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. National Moon Day proclaimed in 1971 by then #US #USA #President Richard Nixon to honor #Anniversary of man's first moon landing.
Not only celebrates #historical human landing on moon but also opened opportunities for #future #Missions.
“That one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong’s first words from moon heard all over Earth on this day in 1969.
While Alridn and Armstrong made
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-- A THREAD: On the 20th Anniversary of Space Tourism, here are "Things I didn't expect would happen, but did. And what I learned from it all" ... A thread
1/ When co-founding @SpaceAdventures (SA) in 1998, we expected the start of the first space tours in 2001. Amazingly, we were right on schedule.

(Naturally fate demanded space tourism start in the namesake year of Clarke's 2001 A Space Odyssey.)
2/ SA's first client would become history's first space tourist 20 yrs ago on this day. Rocket fire replaced sci fi dreams. Cheers the world over signaled the change in paradigm. It all became real at 07:37:20 UTC on April 28, 2001.
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Starship: A Roadmap to Mars

Its time ... for a massive SpaceX infographic #Thread!

This intro shows the timeline from SpaceX's founding to the current Starship in development. Also listed are #SpaceX rockets relevant to the Mars timeline 🚀🟤
#Rocket #ElonMusk #Musk #Tech #Mars Image
Starship: A Roadmap to Mars [Edition #01]

Moving on to more recent development & testing history...

We saw the first Mars hardware take flight in 2018 with the now historical 'Starship Hopper' ie Starhopper and its infamous hops.
#Starhopper #SpaceX #Mars #Space #Tech Image
Fullres of Edition #01:

I will add at this point that this infographic is going to be HUGE.
It STARTS with current #Starship development 🚀
It ENDS when boots are on #Mars 🥾🟤

Im fully confident #SpaceX can make it happen so lets follow the journey 🙂
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Researching a few last minute pics for a talk I’m giving Thursday. I only have 45 minutes but my talk covers a quick history of human #spaceflight. Check out the @kscosmosphere Facebook page Thursday from 9-10 AM CST for my “From Apollo to Artemis” presentation. #Artemis #Apollo Image
Note how astronauts (left to right) Jack Lousma, Owen Garriott, & Alan Bean were protected from recovery personnel who wore “face masks to prevent exposing the crewmen to disease.” Pic and caption- @NASA
I hope you’ll join us on Thursday for the live zoom chat! You can also join the presentation here:
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