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March 9, 1497

On March 9, 1497 Nicholas Copernicus made the first recorded astronomical observation. Without the use of a telescope, he wrote that he saw the Moon eclipse the brightest star in the eye of the Taurus constellation. The next day he … Continue reading

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December 24, 1968

On December 24, 1968, three days after launching, Apollo 8 reached the moon. It was crewed by astronauts James Lovell, William Anders and Frank Borman. They orbited the moon ten times before successfully returning to Earth. They proved the moon … Continue reading

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December 11, 1972

On December 11, 1972 Astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt of the Apollo 17 lunar mission became the last two people to walk on the Moon. Their footprints and the initials of Gene Cernan’s daughter are still there. Yes, the … Continue reading

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November 8, 2011

On November 8, 2011, asteroid 2005 YU55 passed within 0.85 lunar distances of the Earth. This was approximately 201,700 miles. It passed between the Moon and the Earth. If it had taken a left turn at Albuquerque, the Mayan prediction … Continue reading

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April 11, 1985

On April 11, 1985, at the Mount Haleakala Observatory of the University of Hawaii, scientist of the non-mad variety measured the distance between the earth and the moon to within one inch. They did use powerful lasers, which weren’t attached … Continue reading

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January 31, 1971

On January 31, 1971, Apollo 14 lifted off on its 239,000 mile journey to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the moon. Before lift-off, Astronaut Stuart Roosa received a secret message from Ham the Chimp, who was the first non-human primate … Continue reading

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January 10, 1946

On January 10, 1946, Project Diana was successfully completed. The United States Army Signal Corps bounced radio waves off the Moon and received the reflected signals, thereby proving that the Moon was real and probably not made of brie, green … Continue reading

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July 21, 1969

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1969, Buzz Aldrin became the second man to set foot on the moon, and the first to urinate. Why? He was a man. It’s what we do.

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August 25, 1835

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1835 the N.Y. Sun published the Moon Hoax story and attributed the discoveries of man-bats, buildings, roads, and canals on the Moon to real astronomer John Herschel. John Herschel was not amused, nor was … Continue reading

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