July 17th, 2009

Sy Liebergot

Apollo Anniversary Pop Quiz

A timely space quiz in honor of Apollo 11's fortieth anniversary. A few questions that may actually be a challenge and yield interesting answers. Enjoy!

1. What were the first statements transmitted to Earth after men first landed on the moon?

2. How long was it from when they touched down to when Armstrong actually took his famous step onto the moon?

3. Shortly after they touched down, Aldrin performed a personal ritual which may not have been fully sanctioned by NASA. What was it?

4. All the transmissions are filled with beeps at the beginning and end of statements. What are those?

"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind." - Apollo 11's lunar plaque