Although space technology is vastly more sophisticated now than it was
in 1968, there was a momentousness to the lunar landings that no one
has really matched since. Humans actually went to another planet!
This is the beginning of a collection of the great photos that
resulted. [Loading the thumbnail images takes a few seconds.]
It was kind of hilarious, watching on television, as the astronauts bounced
around the rocky, dusty terrain of the Moon in this electric buggy. It was so
flimsy-looking you expected it to collapse any minute. But they got quite far
from the Lander module in it. Distances are deceptive: the huge mountain in
the background was many miles away and something like 25,000 feet high!