Monday, May 17, 2021

Get Ready for a Moon Walk!

 From the July 19, 1969 Tulsa World:

How convenient to have all the continued stories' continuations printed together on the subsequent page!

See ya next week.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Salute to the Loneliest Man in the Universe

One of our Space-Age heroes, Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, died April 28.  The title of today's blog post certainly applied to him as he piloted Columbia while Aldrin and Armstrong descended to land on the Moon.

This article is from the August 18, 1969 Tulsa World.

See you next Monday!


Monday, April 26, 2021

"Astronauts Land on Moon"

 Page 5 of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise comprised various photos concerning the events of this historic Moon-day.

See you next Moon-Day!

Monday, April 19, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021

Don't Be Scairt!

From the July 22, 1969 Tulsa World.
Don't worry, nothing happened like this:
Unless it's ANOTHER of those secrets NASA was hiding from us ...

See you next Monday!

Monday, March 22, 2021

ROUND THE CLOCK by Troy Gordon

From the July 23, 1969 Tulsa World, musings by longtime columnist Troy Gordon.
See you next Monday!

Monday, March 15, 2021

No Jokes About Her Cooking, Please

From the July 20, 1969 Tulsa World:
I'm not sure if Lawrence's firm, Technology Inc, is still around.  Do you know?

See you next Monday.

Monday, March 8, 2021

A Glittering Fete Awaits Them

From the August 13, 1969 Tulsa World:
"The largest formal state dinner in American history" -- and it cost all of $44,000.  Wow!

See ya next week.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

Thank You Wiley Post!

His pressure suit inspired the NASA guys!
It's from the July 20, 1969 Tulsa World.  See you next week.

Monday, February 15, 2021

What's the Word from the Moon?

Well, here are some of them, as published in the July 20, 1969 Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise:

I like the last one ... "President Kennedy, we made it!"

See you next Monday!

Monday, February 8, 2021

Dial Soap Presents a Moon Map!

The folded version of Dial Soap's Rand-McNally Moon Map may be seen on the right-hand side of the header art for this blog.  It came out in 1968, in the big publicity run-up to Apollo 11.
This is side 1.
And above is the other side.  Pretty spiffy, huh?

Following are close-up scans of selected parts.

The moonwalk depicted was, of course, in the future -- which is why we have a painting, not a photo, of the achievement!

See you next week.

Monday, February 1, 2021

It's a Round World After All!

From the January 13, 1969 Newsweek:
And this site purports to be the web presence of the Flat Earth Society, nowadays.

See you next Monday!

Monday, January 25, 2021

Getcher Space Sheet Right Here, Folks!

In case you needed some Apollonian facts, here are some from the August 15, 1969 Bartlesville, OK Examiner-Enterprise.
No, you don't spread a space sheet on your bed, silly!

See you next week.

Monday, January 18, 2021

No Longer Forgotten

From the July 22, 1969 Tulsa World:

Of course, Collins earned just as important a place in history as those other two guys.

Next week, gators!

Monday, January 11, 2021

Ads from the August 1, 1969 TIME -- part 1

A lot of companies rushed to congratulate Apollo and the good ol' USA on the Moon landing.

See you next Monday, friends!

Monday, January 4, 2021

Say Goodbye to the Moon!

Here's the front page (and the continued-inside stories) of the July 21, 1969 Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise.

Did you watch the Moon lift-off?  See you next Monday.  Welcome to 2021!