On July 20, 1969, the human race accomplished its single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human first set foot on another celestial body. Six hours after landing at 4:17 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (with less than 30 seconds of fuel remaining), Neil A. Armstrong took the “Small Step” into our greater future when he stepped off the Lunar Module, named “Eagle,” onto the surface of the Moon, from which he could look up and see Earth in the heavens as no one had done before him.
But that is the part of the story you always read about. Often, the job of a remote viewer is to get behind the scenes, and describe what is not common knowledge. Therefore, this Target of the Week focuses on the people, location, activities, and purposes of the Mission Control Team, back at NASA. The photo above shows the control room with the engineers and experts at work, preparing for lift-off. "TheEagle is away" But the people at Mission Control were not finished. During Apollo 11's trip to the moon and back, they were constantly busy monitoring on-board systems, on-board experiments, the astronauts' life signs, switching telemetry from one Earth station to another as the Earth rotated each tracking station out of range, and a myriad of other jobs which kept Mission Control busy and working 24/7. Flight controllers during lunar module descent. But at the end, the celebration of such a mission well accomplished is a reward that few humans ever get to experience. "A mission well accomplished"