When you superimpose a soccer field on top of NASA’s map, it turns out Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin — the entire time they were there — barely crossed 90 yards of moon! What Neil called “a giant leap for mankind” wasn’t quite as giant as it seemed. Oh, the trip was a “leap” to be sure, a fantastic accomplishment, but the first moon explorers explored an astonishingly small area.
A little bit shocking if you think about it. When you think about people landing on the moon you would only assume they took a big look around the place. Guess I was wrong..
Uh, remember this from yesterday? Today, NEIL ARMSTRONG wrote back to explain what happened.
There are a couple things that hold the same amount of interest to me now as when I was a child. Probably because they’re so far from what I do every day or learn about every day and because there is so much I don’t know about them. These things are:
- Space exploration
- Dinosaurs + Birds