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Constance Alexander: One small step toward history in the making; now, how about creating a better world

If it weren’t for my brother-in-law, I would have missed the moon landing in 1969. I was spending the summer with my sister Jeanne and her husband, David. They lived in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Haight-Ashbury was hot, Janis Joplin was still singing, and the Berkeley Barb newspaper was the nexus between free speech and free sex. We, of course, were not part of that scene. My sister was a librarian...

Today it’s 50 years: Men walked on face of the Moon and UK professors, grads were part of Apollo team

By Jenny Wells University of Kentucky Today marks 50 years since human beings first landed and walked on the surface of the moon. Nearly 650 million people around the world watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped down from the lunar module and left their footprints on the lunar surface. It was described by “CBS Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite as “the greatest adventure”...

Fifty years ago, the first men to reach the Moon spurred the imaginations of legions of ‘Moon Men’

By Stephen Enzweiler Special to KyForward Fifty years ago, on July 16, 1969, the greatest adventure in the history of life on earth got underway. Amid the swirling distractions of the Cold War, Vietnam, and assassinations, three men climbed into a tiny spacecraft perched atop a massive rocket and departed earth on a column of fire, bound for the moon. Apollo 11 liftoff on July 16, 1969, carrying Neil...

During ramp-up to the 50th anniversary of first moon landing, you can go to Moon (it’s not that far)

The Rural Blog The commemorations of the first moon landing ramped up over the weekend and will continue through the week, culminating Saturday with the 50th anniversary of Tranquility Base and the walk. Observances are being held all over the country, but one of the more unusual will be in a Moon you probably never heard of: Moon, Kentucky, an unincorporated community between Crockett and Relief...