New research to settle first man-on-the-moon faux pas.

by Anonymous on Jun. 04th, 2009

Astronaut Neil Armstrong: First person to step on the moon.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong: First person to step on the moon.Courtesy NASA/Wikimedia Commons
New research presented this week at the Cheltenham Science Festival in England will finally put to rest the long-running Apollo 11 controversy of whether astronaut Neil Armstrong botched his historic quote when he first stepped onto the lunar surface. Go here for the full story. Hopefully, they'll clear up the "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" mystery, too.

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Thor's picture
Thor says:

That's great, but what I really want to know is where did Alan Shepard's golf ball land that he hit on the moon. I bet he out-drove Tiger Wood's best hit on Earth.

posted on Thu, 06/04/2009 - 11:25am
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Shephard hit two golf balls (and may have taken a mulligan) on the Moon using a Wilson six-iron head attached to the handle of a lunar-sampler tool. His first shot, which he almost duffed, plopped into a nearby crater (I've often made that same shot into a sand trap here on Earth). But his second shot was hit squarely and according to Shephard himself went "miles and miles and miles." Watch video of the "historic" event here. I don't believe it's ever been revealed which kind of golf ball he used. The makeshift golf club is on display in the lobby of the Cosmosphere in Kansas.

posted on Thu, 06/04/2009 - 2:24pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

It looks like he had a pretty lousy lie where the ball was sitting.

posted on Thu, 06/04/2009 - 4:10pm

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