"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."

On 20th July 1969 Neil A. Armstrong took a small step from the Eagle landing module.. and became the first man to set foot on the Moon, followed shortly afterwards by Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin. The NY Times has the front page of the day.. as well as their coverage of events. To mark the date Google has expanded its mapping facility.. zoom in close for the Moon’s real secret. [Via Gavin]

  • Dessertspoon

    I always knew that’s what the Moon was really made of.

  • maca

    “On 20th July 1969 Neil A. Armstrong .. . .. became the first man to set foot on the Moon”

    or so they claim … *suspicious*

  • peteb

    I hope you’ve got your tin-foil hat on, maca 😉

  • maca

    What’s your obsession with tin-foil hats today Pete? Lose yours? 😉

  • peteb

    Today and every day, maca.

    And no.. mine has a chin-strap 😉

  • canwebanulstermanplease

    so what is the real secret?

  • Friendly Fire

    It’s a pity that the spirit of the USA we loved has been flushed down the toilet by GWB.