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Apollo 11 Anniversary: Can You Find The Real ‘Men In The Moon?’ See ‘Tranquility Base’ With Your Naked Eyes

, Apollo 11 Anniversary: Can You Find The Real ‘Men In The Moon?’ See ‘Tranquility Base’ With Your Naked Eyes, The Nzuchi News Forbes

It was 52 years ago today that two American astronauts—the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin—became the first humans to walk on the Moon.

As Amazon founder Jeff Bezos blasts-off today on a far less ambitious space mission (though his timing is no coincidence!) it’s worth reflecting on the achievements on that ground-breaking Apollo 11 mission.

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Since out satellite is waxing towards being a full “Buck Moon” on Friday, it’s also the perfect week to go look at it with your own naked eyes.

With a little help you’ll be able to find “Tranquility Base”—where Apollo 11 touched-down—and point it out to your friends and family.

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Where did Apollo 11 land?

Apollo 11’s “Eagle” lunar lander set down on the Moon at  4:17 p.m EDT on July 20, 1969. The late Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained the “Columbia” spacecraft in lunar orbit. At 10:56 p.m EDT that same day Armstrong, then Aldrin, walked on the surface.

Armstrong called it “Tranquility Base” after the Sea of Tranquility, the lunar mare that NASA had selected for the landing.

Here’s how to find the Sea of Tranquility as well as the landing sites of the five other Apollo missions to land on the Moon:

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The landing location is in the lower-left-hand corner of the Sea of Tranquility, a basalt region selected by NASA for its level and smooth terrain. In total, Aldrin and Armstrong spent just one hour and 33 minutes moonwalking.

Where will Artemis 3 land?

If NASA remains on schedule then in late 2024 two astronauts—the first woman and the next man—will touchdown at the Moon’s South Pole on the Artemis 3 mission.

Artemis is the name of the twin sister of Apollo, the goddess of Moon in ancient Greek religion and myth.

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The first moonwalkers of the 21st century will step foot where no human has ever been before— Shackleton Crater, the largest impact in the Solar System.

It’s thought to be home to water ice, which could make a permanent moonbase possible.

By then it will be 55 years since Apollo 11’s pioneering mission to land men on the moon and 52 years since Apollo 17’s late Gene Cernan was the last human to walk on the moon.

Wishing you clear skies and wide eyes.

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