An Oz perspective on Apollo 11 launch

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Jul 16, 2008
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Speaking of Buzz and rockets, BABloggee David Hirsh sent me a link to a rare Australian video of the Apollo 11 launch. I've never seen/heard this before; it's Aussie correspondent Derryn Hinch narrating while the Saturn V carrying Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins launches from Florida on Wednesday, July 16, 1969 -- 39 years ago today! It's fun to watch; I had a big ol' grin on my face listening to him talk while the rocket launched. I was too young to remember this in person (though as a wee tot I was at the Cape when Apollo 15 lifted off), but it still gets me, every time.

Happy Anniversary, mankind.