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Apollo 11 - "I say that there were other spaceships!"

Apollo 11, with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin was the first Apollo flight to land on the Moon, on July 20, 1969. While Collins flew in orbit around the Moon in the command module, Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the lunar module, landing in the Sea of Tranquillity at 4:17 P.M.

According to hitherto un-confirmed reports, both Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin saw UFOs shortly after that historic landing on the Moon in Apollo 11 on 21 July 1969.

I remember hearing one of the astronauts refer to a “light” in or on a crater during the television transmission, followed by a request from mission control for further information. Nothing more was heard.

The following astonishing conversation was picked up by ham radio operators that had their own VHF receiving facilities that bypassed NASA’s broadcasting outlets.

At this time, the live television broadcast was interrupted for two minutes due to a supposed “overheated camera”, but the transmission below was received loud and clear by hundreds of ham radio operators.

According to Otto Binder, who was a member of the NASA space team, when the two moon-walkers, Aldrin and Armstrong were making their rounds some distance from the LEM, Armstrong clutched Aldrin’s arm excitedly and exclaimed:

Armstrong: What was it? What the hell was it? That’s all I want to know!“

Mission Control: What’s there?… malfunction (garble) … Mission Control calling Apollo 11…

Apollo 11: These babies were huge, sir!… Enormous!… Oh, God! You wouldn’t believe it! … I’m telling you there are other space-craft out there … lined up on the far side of the crater edge! … They’re on the Moon watching us!

Wilson writes (p. 48):

"Binder ends his report with this observation: ‘There has, understandably, been no confirmation of this incredible report by NASA or any authorities. WE cannot vouch for its authenticity, but if true, one can surmise that mission control went into a dither and then into a huddle, after which they sternly [ordered] the moonwalkers to 'forget’ what they saw and carry on casually and calmly as if nothing had happened. After all, an estimated 600 million people around the world were hanging on every word spoken by the first two men to leave footprints on the Moon.”

Dr. Shirley Jackson

Shirley Ann Jackson made your cellphone possible.

To start, I am beyond pissed off that google searching “Dr. Shirley Jackson” was corrected to Shirley Ann Jackson. Way to go, google.

Dr. Shirley Jackson was the first African-American woman to graduate from MIT. That would be the same institute astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and physicist Richard Feynman graduated from.

Her research made touch tone phone, fibre optics and solar cells reality. She also made caller ID and call waiting possible.

Dr. Shirley Jackson is a brilliant women who deserves a great deal of recognition most of us are not giving her.

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module (LM) “Eagle”, in a landing configuration is photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Modules (CSM) “Columbia”. Inside the LM were Commander, Neil A. Armstrong, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. The long “rod-like” protrusions under the landing pods are lunar surface sensing probes. Upon contact with the lunar surface, the probes send a signal to the crew to shut down the descent engine.


July 16, 1969

The astronauts and the pad crew in the White Room on top of the gantry. The photo was taken during the Countdown Demonstration Test. Pad leader Gunter Wendt is speaking with Neil Armstrong.

At 9:32 A.M. EDT the Saturn V rocket launched from Pad A, Launch complex 39 of the Kennedy Space Center. On board were mission commander Neil Armstrong, command module pilot Michael Collins and lunar module pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. Armstrong and Aldrin would land on the Moon while Collins remained in lunar orbit.

Photo of the Moon taken from Apollo 11 during approach.

Aldrin at Tranquility Base.

Photo of the Crater Daedalus on the lunar farside taken by Michael Collins.

(NASA photos)