Friday, July 17, 2009

Training near Flagstaff for the first moon walk

With the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing underway this week, the Los Angeles Times does a nice retrospective on the astronaut field training program in the Cinder Hills (Lakes) near Flagstaff that began in the 1960s. Neil Armstrong and his crew traipsed across the 21-square mile crater field to familiarize themselves with the expected lunar terrain.

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