Wednesday, July 16, 2014

45 years ago Apollo 11 launch.

45 years ago today I was 14 years old at Hayward Bilateral School in Bolton. I sat in the sunshine with my friends on the grass banking at the side of the gym listening to the Apollo 11 launch on a transistor radio...

I followed the commentry and listened out for the command words like 'Mode One Bravo' (Roll) and  'Mode One Charley' (staging) My friend Pete had bought a pack from W.H. Smiths which had the whole fight schedule of the mission. I always regretted not buying the pack.

This is an amazing video that I have never seen before:

Thursday, July 03, 2014