This week seems to have many news related to 50 years of Apollo 11 spaceflight. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Moon is not just history. Today, a new rush of enthusiasm for lunar exploration has swept up government space agencies, commercial space companies funded by billionaires, and startups that want in on the action. Here’s the tech they’re building that may enable humanity’s return to the moon, and the building of the first permanent moon base.
Here are some links related to Apollo 11:
Open Apollo Guidance Computer DSKY: 13 Steps (with Pictures) – Commemorate Apollo 11′s 50th anniversary with your very own open source AGC/DSKY.
Three Steps to a Moon Base – Space agencies and private companies are working on rockets, landers, and other tech for lunar settlement