Makes me wonder how many people actually saw the impact.
Nice that they put some perspective on what this night mean for permanent/semi-permanent living structures on the lunar surface. Though I think right now we can’t build anything capable of sustaining a 5-tons-of-TNT equivalent strike.
I have three of these cameras, this is one of the dead ones so I took it apart to discover the mechanical watch like components buried inside. Really quite amazing considering the direction cameras have taken full of circuit boards and sensors.
I enjoy well composed photos of cameras. And there’s also something so meta about that kind of shot.
[America’s] glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice.
John Adams, Speech on Independence Day to the House of Representatives, 1821
Vader’s Little Princess: In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader™ and Son, Vader—Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire—now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager.
But while property is considered as the basis of the freedom of the American yeomanry, there are other auxiliary supports; among which is the information of the people. In no country, is education so general — in no country, have the body of the people such a knowledge of the rights of men and the principles of government. This knowledge, joined with a keen sense of liberty and a watchful jealousy, will guard our constitutions and awaken the people to an instantaneous resistance of encroachments.
—Noah Webster, On Education of Youth in America, 1790
We have lost our knowledge of our rights and how our government is supposed to work. We have fallen asleep.