Landing on the moon and safely returning it’s visitors might be the most amazing accomplishment of the 20th century. That’s why I also find the ancillary details so intriguing!

Here are a few of my favorite factoids:

This happened a bit before I was born, but I know what was going on in this country at the time. I know that everyone regardless of how they felt about the war and other social issues stopped bickering at least for a week to watch this unfold. It was time of unity, not unlike the days following 9/11. I’m hopeful days unifying days like that aren’t another 50 years away.