July 14, 2009

Recalling 1st Moon walk: July 20, 1969

Posted: July 14, 2009

A special 10-page issue of "Science Times" in the July 14 New York Times  celebrates a day when seemingly everyone on Earth stood still as humans took their first step on the Moon.

ASU professor Lawrence Krauss was one of a group of 22 Americans, an Englishman and a Pole who recalled for journalist Claudia Dreifus how they experienced the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Like others, Krauss remembered exactly what he was doing: "Like the geek I was, I had set up my own ‘command center' in our family room in Toronto, where I had plans of the command module and the LEM, and I watched TV..."

Krauss is now an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist and cosmologist, author of several books, including "The Physics of Star Trek." Krauss directs ASU's Origins Initiative. He is a professor in ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences where he is a faculty member in the Physics Department and the School of Earth and Space Exploration.

Article source:
New York Times


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