Saturday, September 01, 2012

The altered moon landing photo

First Sally Ride a few weeks ago, now legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong has left this planet for a much better place. His skills and bravery are an inspiration to everyone.

I grew up looking at the iconic photos that Neil took on the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969. But I clearly didn’t know the whole story, particularly the story about one of the most iconic photos of all time. Guess what? NASA altered it! (Not by much, but kind of interesting nonetheless). Please check out this link from Charles Apple, who fills us in on how a certain classic photo was partially filled in with black space by NASA. It also features some rare photos of Neil on the moon taken by Buzz Aldrin.

And here's the story from NASA:


THE FUTURE OF BOOKS: We live in a very exciting age for authors and book publishers. There are a lot of fun things that are possible today that were impossible just a few years ago. As I think about future plans, I've been looking into how publishing has been changing. For those who are interested in the new technologies out there, especially as they relate to ebooks, I wanted to share this link about “literal” self publishing.



This is by no means a complete list of all the “good” TCM films this month. I haven’t necessarily seen all of these yet myself. These are just the ones that stood out for me. Please check your local listings for the exact time and day in your area, and keep in mind that the schedule is subject to change.

September 1: 2010
September 2: The Black Stallion
September 3: Chuck Jones: Memories of childhood ;The Tramp and the Dictator
September 7: A Streetcar named Desire
September 13: It happened one night
September 15: The Fortune Cookie; Sunrise
September 18: Greta Garbo films
September 22: The Time Machine
September 23: Murder by Death
September 24: Diary of Anne Frank; Fiddler on the Roof
September 29: It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world