The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia. Inside the module were Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. The long rod-like protrusions under the landing pods are lunar surface sensing probes. Upon contact with the lunar surface, the probes sent a signal to the crew to shut down the descent engine.
Image Credit: NASA
Television and Radio producer Pat O'Mahony speaks to Derek about the landing as Man first walked on the Moon 45 years ago yesterday (July 20, 1969) when American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin opened the hatch to the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle and set foot on the surface marking mankind’s greatest achievement.
Official crew photo of the Apollo 11 Prime Crew. From left to right are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Commander; Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot. Image Credit: NASA
Image Credit: NASA
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission.
We are in the full throes of wedding fever, Churches, registry offices, indoor venues and now outdoor venues are packed up and down the country with brides and grooms making hay while the sun shines, so to speak. We heard recently that a wedding with a difference was coming up.
Katriona Mc Fadden went out to investigate Chales Fort Weddings for The Mooney Show.
We are obsessed with the weather. It is a powerful, shared daily experience, offering us an immediate talking point with which to engage our fellow citizens. Yet when we talk about climate change the sense of guilt or powerlessness is enough to kill the conversation.
We sent our reporter Terry Flanagan into The Science Gallery to look at the new exhibition on Strange Weather. It runs until the 5th of October.
Katriona McFadden joins Derek and three contestants Iarla Donlon, Liam Blake and Eleanor Deary to play Mooney's Monday Quiz.
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Presenter: Derek Mooney