A couple more Apollo 11 bits

Recordings of the events at Jodrell Bank Observatory as they tracked the unmanned soviet Luna 15 spacecraft, attempting a sample return mission to the Moon before Apollo 11 could manage the same, has resurfaced on the net. The webpage is from last year, the voices from 41 years ago, but the drama still remains intact.

Meanwhile, Neil Armstrong has had some new drama on the way back from boosting the morale of troops in March. His customs declaration was allegedly stolen by a customs official and filed on an online auction site rather than where it was meant to go. Bidding was stopped after concerns were raised by buyers and two men arrested.

For more contemporary Lunar news, the Lunar Science Forum 2010 is in full swing. Nancy Atkinson is live-tweeting from the meeting at this account.


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