Humankind’s Greatest Achievement

The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket projected on the East face of the Washington Monument.

Last night, I went down to the National Mall and wove my way through a sea of sweating people to celebrate the 50th anniversary of humanity’s greatest achievement: landing human beings on the surface of our Moon.

It was sweltering hot, the crowd was a mob scene, and the event was threatened by nearby rain and lightning. But I am glad I went. The 17 minute video was something that was inspirational but not something I needed to see – I have watched and studied this event some much I can quote radio traffic. All I really wanted to see was see the full-scale projection of the Saturn V against the the Washington Monument and capture that image. Perhaps the most important was to see it with my own eyes.

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