Monday, September 26, 2022

Neither Planned nor Unplanned

... That's a government employee for ya!
This is from the August 13, 1969 Tulsa World.

Here's what Time had to say about Armstrong's words.  See you next Monday!

Monday, September 19, 2022

Two Kids Thinking

The above photo of Buzz Aldrin's kid is from the July 21, 1969 Tulsa World.
And the above pic is of Neil Armstrong's brother, from the Tulsa World of July 22, 1969.

Keep thinking deep patriotic thoughts, fellow Moon Mavens!  See you next Monday.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Moon Walk Under Discussion

According to this article from the August 15, 1969 Tulsa World ...
In mine own opinion, an after-banquet rubber-chicken speech in no wise could adequately cover the implications of our steps on the Moon!

Make up your own list, and I'll see you next week!

Monday, September 5, 2022

Come Get Yer Moon Section, Right Hyar!

Yup, it's the "The Moon" section from TIME, August 1, 1969:
(After the above brief visit to Mission Control, that is,)

And a "primo passo" to you, big fella!  See you next Monday.

Monday, August 29, 2022

What Would Troy Say Now?

 ...About the scheduled-for-today launch of NASA's Moon rocket Artemis 1!?!

This article is from the July 20, 1969 Tulsa World, where Troy Gordon was a fixture for over two decades.

See you next week!

Monday, August 22, 2022

53 Years Ago Today

Yep, this article is from the August 22, 1969 Tulsa World.
I wonder if those guys at Mobil in Dallas have figured everything out yet?

See you next week!

Monday, August 15, 2022

Not Just a Tulsa Dream!

This July 22, 1969 article from the Tulsa World mentions a 1961 conference in T-Town, called "the First National Conference on Peaceful Uses of Space."
Wish I coulda been there!  Were any of you there?

See you next week.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Mysteries Solved, Questions Raised

Here are a couple of pages from the August 1, 1969 issue of Time:

See you next Monday with more mysteries.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Politicians Blather as Apollo 11 Makes History

As you know, whenever something big happens, society must validate it by asking supposedly important people for their opinion. After a time, the important people fade away, and are only remembered by the fact that they talked about the "something big" which happened.

Hmm ... was that their plan all along?
Read over the above article from the July 22, 1969 Tulsa World.  Maybe you know who some of these guys are -- but I sure don't recognize any names!

See you next week.  By then you'll have forgotten about me too!

Monday, July 25, 2022

Please Join Me in a Bask!

As you can read in this article from the July 22, 1969 Tulsa World, we had a lot to bask about!

And don't miss the tiny sidebar about some new Peruvian citizens named Selena and Neil.  I wonder how they turned out!  See you next Monday.

Monday, July 18, 2022

"Harsh Beauty" 53 Years Ago

These pages are the "color section" of Time mag's August 8, 1969 issue.

We went there once.  By golly, I wish we'd go back!  See you next week.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Just a Preview, Mind You

This is from the July 20, 1969 Tulsa World.
See you next Monday for a big ol' mess o' stuff

Monday, July 4, 2022

Something to Cheer About!

From the July 22, 1969 Tulsa World, comes an editorial to remind us there's still plenty to cheer about in this world.
Happy Fourth of July!
See you next Monday!

Monday, June 27, 2022

Moon Bugs, Not June Bugs!

From the July 20, 1969 Tulsa World:
See you next Monday!  I wonder if descendants or families of these "Tulsa scientists" still reside in the vicinity?

Monday, June 20, 2022

Please, Please, Don't Be a Litterbug!

Evidently the Apollo 11 team were the most profligate litterers in history (up to then), according to this article from the July 20, 1969 Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.
Many folks of this vintage will immediately think of the jingle "Please, please, don't be a litterbug / 'Cause ev'ry litter bit hurts!"  You can hear it at the very end of this 1961 PSA:

See you next week!

Monday, June 13, 2022

Their Eyes Are Open, but Do They See?

From this vantage point in time, I'll let you decide!
It's from the July 21, 1969 Tulsa World.  See you next week!

Monday, June 6, 2022

They Were Homeward Bound!

Coverage from the July 22, 1969 Bartlesville Examiner-Entrprise:

When the story discusses the astronauts' upcoming quarantine, that's nothing compared to the "isolation" they had already experienced.  Don't you agree?

See you next week.

Monday, May 30, 2022

More from the August 1, 1969 TIME

"The Nation" and "Tv Coverage."

After reading the comparisons of network coverage, I sure wish we were an ABC-news family!  Duke Ellington wouldn't thrill me as much as the idea of seeing (and hearing) Steve Allen freestyle noodling.

See ya next Monday with more we might have missed at the time!

Monday, May 23, 2022

Can You Believe It?

Evidently the Oklahomans queried about the Moon Landing for this July 21, 1969 Tulsa World article felt their legs were being pulled.
More believe-it-or-don't next Monday.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Banished, I Tell You!

This is from the August 21, 1969 Tulsa World.
Maybe one of you Moon Mavens can enlighten the rest of us, if you know the background, or any follow-up to this news story.

We DO know that the sole remaining "possible" moon voyager mentioned in this article, Harrison (Jack) Schmitt, DID make it to the moon, on Apollo 17, in December 1972, the last time anybody walked on our lunar companion.  According to Wikipedia, he's the "only person without a background in military aviation to have walked on the Moon."

See you next week!