- Eight astronauts from various Apollo missions gathered together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon, which took place on July 20, 1969. 7 and Rusty Schweickart from Apollo 9.
- Some astronauts shared stories from space missions during the panel discussion.
- The bright suit and socks of Bazz Aldrin attracted much attention to the events.
Only four living people went to the moon today. Last month three of them gathered in one room. The NASA Apollo program has hosted 17 missions, best known for the fact that in 1969, the first people came to the Moon. Explain why no one has visited the moon for more than 45 years ̵
Last month, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon – what happened on July 20, 1969 – eight of the 17 Apollo astronauts came together for an early celebration at the club researchers in New York.
The group was: Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), Rusty Schweikart (Apollo 9), Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins (Apollo 11), Fred Heis (Apollo 13), Al Warden (Apollo 15), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16 ) ) and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17).
Photographer of events Felix Kunce seized the portrait of the eight men that you see above.
Patrizian sense of Buzza Olgin steals a spotlight
Buzz Aldrin, the second man who stepped on Armstrong's Moon) stole the show. Or, rather, his clothes made.
89-year-old astronaut dressed in costume with designs of rocket ships, American flag socks, four gold rings and two hours.
"His suit attracted himself as vigilantly as the man himself," said Kunse Business Insider.
Aldrin has a history of sporty colorful costumes. He even went to show a fashionable man in New York with Bill Nye in 2017 in silver sneakers, a metal jacket to fit, and a shirt that said, "Get your ass on Mars." He continues to advocate sending future missions to the Moon and Mars.
"I can not remember the more appropriate time than ninety decades since the first eagle [lunar module] landed on the moon to discuss what the US could bring international … to put another eagle on the moon , "Formerly Aldrin told Business Insider.
Aldrin and Collins almost did not get home
Six cosmonauts – Duke, Waren, Cunningham, Schweizer, Aldrin, and Collins – spoke on a panel organized by a club of researchers, reported by Space.com, and talked about some of them when they climbed during the Apollo missions.
Aldrin and Collins, reportedly described how Aldrin and Armstrong almost did not move from the surface of the moon. (Collins remained in the command module in the orbit of the Moon to restore contact with two other astronauts upon their return.)
The Lunar module of Apollo 11, "Eagle", transmitted astronauts to the surface of the moon and back. But while on the Moon, Aldrin discovered that a piece of the module was broken.
"I lay on the floor with my head to the right, which is the side of the second pilot, and I look around the dust that came and is this little black object. It looked a little closer … it was a breaker that was broken," said Aldrin, according to Space.com, this switch was an important part of the technology that would help the lunar module to return to Colin's orbit.
"You are ready to land, you push that thing in … you will fall on the surface of the moon, you will pull out it. If you want to go home, you have to push this thing over again, but it's breaking down, "said Aldrin.
" If they could not leave, they were dead people, and I myself was returning home, "added Collins.
Fortunately, astronauts were able to solve the problem. Aldrin used the pen to press a button, and the two were able to quit the moon.
The United States recently pushed for people to return to the moon on March 26. Vice-President Mike Pence announced on March 26 plans to send astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024, reports Associated Press, NASA Administrator Jim Bridgestins also said that getting a boot on the moon is ultimately a step towards achieving the goal of astronauts on Mars by 2033.