​<strong style=“color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Merriweather, serif; font-size: 0.95em;”>It was on today’s date in 1969 the iconic words, “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” were uttered by Neil Armstrong on the surface of the Moon. 

July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Armstrong was the first to set foot on the surface, followed by Aldrin shortly after. The three-manned Apollo 11 crew included Michael Collins, who piloted the Command Module while the two men spent just under a day on the lunar surface.

Apollo 11 was the fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program with the primary objective to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy. In his 1961 speech to Congress the President challenged NASA to successfully perform a lunar landing and return to Earth.

I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” -John F. Kennedy

The Apollo 11 mission took many days and hours to get to the Moon; but the Apollo astronauts only spent approximately 21.5 hours on the surface of the moon. The crew returned to Earth landing in the Pacific Ocean on July 24. The events of the Apollo 11 were broadcasted on live TV to a worldwide audience and the cultural impacts can still be seen today.

Here are a few memorable pictures from the mission:

You can see more pictures from the Apollo 11 mission on the Official NASA Apollo 11 Image Gallery Website.

Learn more about Apollo 11 from the Official NASA Mission Overview

*Feature photo and all photo credit to:NASA



Fayyaan fayaa

​Namni maaliif umurii malee harrii baasaa?

》Umamaan keemikaalli hydrogenperoxid

e jedhamu rifeensa keenya keessatti argama. 》Enzaayimiin catalase jedhamu keemikaala kana gara bishaanii fi oksiijiiniitti akka diigamee bahu godha.

》Umuriin akka guddaataa deemeen enzaayimiin catalase nama keessaa dhumaa deema. Hydrogenperoxide rifeensa keessatti kuufamaa deema.

》Hydrogen peroxide halluu rifeensaa gara adiitti jijjiiraa deema.

》Umurii malee rifeensi kan addaatu yoo waantonni armaan olii kun daddafanii raawwatamanidha.

》Umrii malee rifeensi addaachuun dhukkuba miti! Garuu bareedina (cosmetics) waliin waan walqabatuuf halluuwwan garaagaraa fayyadamuun ni danda’ama.

》Umrii malee rifeensa addaachuun aarii (stress) waliin wal hin qabatu

》Qorannoon tokko tokko hir’ina vitaamin B12 tu fida jedhanii heeru!

Michelle Obama’s

First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech on the opening night the Democratic National Convention July 25th, 2016 will go down in history as one of the most incredibly powerful, stunning, passionate yet forceful as she made her case for Hillary Clinton for the White House.

As she delivered line by line, sentence after sentence I could feel the goosebumps covering my body. At one time she choked up, there I was getting all choked up as well. It’s a night I would not forget. It’s a moment in history that will remain in my heart forever.

Her husband and the 44th President of the United States had this to say about her, “Incredible speech by an incredible woman. Couldn’t be more proud and our country has been blessed to have her as FLOTUS. I love you, Michelle.”

“I thought her delivery was excellent,” Donald Trump tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I thought she did a very good job. I liked her speech.” Let’s just leave that as, wow!

Here now are the top 11 Quotes gleaned from Michelle Obama’s at the 2016 Democratic National Convention:-

1. “We urge them [our daughters] to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith.” ~ Michelle Obama

2. “We explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you do not stoop to their level. No, our motto is when they go low, we go high.” ~ Michelle Obama

3. “What I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure; she never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life.” ~ Michelle Obama

4. “I want someone with the proven strength to persevere, someone who knows this job and takes it seriously, someone who understands the issues that a president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters.” ~ Michelle Obama

5. “I want a president with a record of public service, someone whose life’s work shows our children that we don’t chase fame and fortune for ourselves, we fight to give everyone a chance to succeed.” ~ Michelle Obama

6. “We are always stronger together.” ~ Michelle Obama

7. “Leaders like Hillary Clinton who has the guts and the grace to keep coming back and putting those cracks on that highest and hardest glass ceiling until she finally breaks through, lifting all of us along with her.” ~ Michelle Obama

8. “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves and I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent black young women playing with their dogs on the White House Lawn.” ~ Michelle Obama

9. “Because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.” ~ Michelle Obama

10. “Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again. Because this, right now, is the greatest country on earth.” ~ Michelle Obama

11. “In this election, we cannot sit back and hope that everything works out for the best. We cannot afford to be tired, or frustrated, or cynical.” ~ Michelle Obama

VIDEO – Michelle Obama’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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​Dhukkubni vitiliigoo jedhamu halluu gogaa namaa kan addeessudha. Kunis seelonni gogaa keenyaa kan halluu oomishan yoo dudu’an yokaan yoo hojii dhaabanidha. Dhukkubni kun namarraa naatti HIN DADDARBU! Lubbuu galaafachuuf kan ga’u miti, garuu miidhagina balleessuudhaan ofitti amantummaa namaa miidhuu danda’a. Dhukkuba kanaaf mana yaalaa deemanii qoricha fudhachuun akkasumas gorsa ogeessa fayyaa hordofuun barbaachisa. Sana biratti gama ofiitiin waantootni armaan gadii ni gargaaru jedhamanii kan lafa kaa’amanidha.

1. Papaya kukkutaa bakka addaatee jiru sanatti sirriitti rigaa.

2. Cuunfaa paappayaa guyyaa guyyaatti dhugaa.

3. Suphee diimaa (red clay) zinjibila waliin waliin makuudhaan bakka addaate sana yoo dibne qabiyyee coopparii olaanaa waa qabuuf halluu jalqabaa akka deebi’u gargaara.

4. Dhiphinni sammuu dhukkukkuba kana akka namatti hammeessu keessumattuu dubartoota irratti waan bira ga’ameef stress irraa fagaachuu qabna.

5. Hir’ina vit B9 fi B12 ofirraa ittisuu qabna. Kunis tiruu, aannan, hanqaaquu, fi qurxummii nyaachuudhaan ni argama.

6. Nyaata copper ga’aa of keessaa qaban nyaachuu qabna. Chokoleetii, tiruu, zinjibila fi kkf 7. Shayii, bunaa fi alkoolii ofirraa dhiisuu yokaan xuqqeessuu

8. Sunscreen yokaan waatoota aduu nurraa dhorkan ykn dibata sanaaf oolan fayyadamuu qabna.


Neil Armstrong at the LM Eagle, with the US flag and Solar Wind Experiment at left. (NASA)

Everyone knows that Apollo 11 commander Neil A. Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the Moon (and if you didn’t know, that occurred on July 20, 1969 – yes, it really happened). It was a momentous, history-making event that many (like myself) consider one of the most impressive achievements of humankind. But oddly enough, even with high-resolution Hasselblad film camerasthere on location, there are very few photos showing Armstrong himself on the surface of the Moon. In fact the one above, an otherwise very nice panorama captured by fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin,really is the best image in existence of Armstrong on the Moon.

So…why is that?

Don’t put on your aluminum foil conspiracy hats just yet. As it turns out, of the two-man moonwalking team Neil Armstrong was just the one taking most of the photos.

Read more: This Day in Space History: One Small Step

Even the famous photograph that for decades has epitomized the Apollo 11 moonwalk is of Buzz, not Neil. Neil took the photo, and he can be seen reflected oh-so-tiny in the center of Buzz’s visor.

Buzz Aldrin photographed by Neil Armstrong (NASA)

Because their amount of time on the lunar surface was limited – andit’s NASA – every moment of the two astronauts’ two-and-a-half-hour EVA was meticulously plotted out. It simply wasn’t Buzz’s job to take portraits.

“Armstrong and Aldrin only walked on the moon for about two-and-a-half hours that night in 1969. Most of the time, Armstrong carried the primary camera. Aldrin carried a camera but was assigned to shoot specific, technical things. The result: Lots of pictures of Aldrin. But hardly any of Neil.”
– Charles Apple, The American Copy Editor’s Society (source)

The video below, made from color footage captured by a 35mm film camera mounted to the LM, shows Armstrong collecting samples near the LM. Although not individually high-quality photos like the sort taken by the medium-format Hasselblads, you can make out his face in his helmet for a brief moment as he had his glare visor raised.

If you want to see lots more photos from the Apollo 11 and other Apollo missions, I suggest checking out the Project Apollo Image Archive here (and now here on Flickr.) Happy Moon Day, and don’t forget to give a wink for Neil!

Source: NASA on the Commons, Flickr

Note: this article was originally posted on LITD on July 20, 2015.