Watch All Six Apollo Moon Landings In One Glorious Video

Watch All Six Apollo Moon Landings In One Glorious Video



As transfixing as it is to watch the controlled plummet toward the moon’s surface, I find the crew’s radio communications to be even more fascinating. I anticipated the terse directness of a high-tension mission, and there’s some of that. But there’s also the kind of raucous whooping you’d sooner expect to hear at a flag football game, like Pete Conrad hollering “right down the middle of the road!” from Apollo 12. Or Charles Duke radioing to Apollo 11, “roger Tranquility, we copy ya on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue, we’re breathin’ again.” Just a little glimpse at the cowboy attitude that helped propel these men away from the comfy planet the rest of us will spend our entire lives glued to. [lunarmodule5 via Universe Today via PhysOrg]