20 JULY, 1969 APOLLO 11 US
20 JULY, 2017 APOLO 7 SGI remember a friend who used to live in the Katong and Joo Chiat area. He tried to tape the sound of the moon landing from his radio and television set, using his leather bound Sony Tape Recorder. It was an open recording where he held the recorder's microphone directly in front of the radio loud speaker. I told him would not turn out clear. But it did. The magic of cassette tapes then.
On July 20th in 1969 (exact to the day), the lunar module Eagle landed on the moon at 20:18 UTC. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight with two humans on the moon. They were mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.
A special song by David Bowie made its debut in July 1969. Because of much interest amongst the public with space flights, Space Oddity was released to great success. It was a seven-inch vinyl single.
Apolo 7 SG Landing
This posting has just been rejuvenated and 8 years added to it. By a strange coincidence, 7 of us good friends, landed at the Apollo Restaurant this afternoon (20 July 2017) to have lunch.
Same Name and Day: Apollo 11 Spacecraft. Apolo 7 Restaurant. 20 July 1969, 20 July 2017.
Astronauts @ The Apolo (from left): G. Jega, E. Angullia, Mr/Mrs Tan WS, Jerry S., Rajendran, Andy Lim.
Images: A Personal Collection, Google.
YouTube Video: David Bowie July 1969 Recording: Space Oddity.