In keeping with my recent posts about the moon, I’d like to acknowledge that today (July 7) is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 where Neil Armstrong said the immortal words “The eagle has landed” and “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
Yes, 40 years ago, man first landed on the moon. Today we’re talking about colonizing it. That’s a BIG leap in a very short time.
To celebrate the historic event, the BBC will be showing Being Neil Armstrong presented by Andrew Smith on BBC Four today. As the program points out – for a man that just about everyone knows about, we know very little about him as a man. And that’s just how he likes it.
In other moon-related news, I’ve just found out that “Moon”, the Duncan Jones’ film that took out the top prize at the Edinburgh Film Festival, starring Sam Rockwell (about a man working a solo mining operation on the moon) will be screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival on Monday 27 July and Saturday 1 August ahead of it’s official release here in September. Full information will be released on July 10 with the MIFF program going out to the public via their official website. Now, THAT’S a film I’m looking foward to seeing 🙂