Sunday, August 26, 2012

Apollo Inception


I found out this weekend (Aug 25/26) that everything goes better with Inception. So, in honor of Neil Armstrong's passing, I made this montage of Apollo 11 footage from NASA footage ( http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=11463015 ) and the music Mind Heist by Zack Hemsey ( http://music.zackhemsey.com/track/mind-heist ) The only concession to timing was that I cut a few seconds of Walter Cronkeit's face out to match the length.

Everything *does* go better with Inception!





Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012


July 20, 1969.  I was 5, and my father had just returned from Vietnam.  He took me outside that night to see the Moon.  It was not quite this full - 6 days instead of 8 as pictured here - but still stunning.  A person was walking on the moon!  The Apollo program had a huge impact on my childhood, and strongly influenced my choice of engineering as a career.

There will be plenty of tributes to Neil Armstrong today, but for me, it is enough to say that a giant of American history has passed.

I took this photo this evening in memory of Neil.  May we honor his memory by continuing to explore the Universe.