Long-time readers know of my acquaintance with Neil Armstrong. Manned flights to the Moon are in the news again as the Artemis 1 mission sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center. If you have any interest in spaceflight, I think you will be fascinated by this video of the most important and impactful 15 minutes in human history. The video shows that successfully landing the first manned mission to another world wasn’t as easy as people thought.

Somewhere out there, Apollo must be wishing Artemis, his twin sister, Godspeed.

Apollo 11 crew, left to right, Neil A. Armstrong, commander, Michael Collins, command module pilot, Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, lunar module pilot