Google Graffiti has been decorating Google search pages with art that draws attention, including famous people, events, festivals, and anniversaries. Google's graffiti celebrates many other things, such as Pacman's Anniversary, Copernicus' birthday, Mother's Day and World Cup.
Fifty years ago this week, Collins flew around the moon in command module Apollo 11, while Neil Armstrong and Edwin Bartz Aldrin made their first manned lunar landing. Their great achievement is the result of nearly a decade of efforts by hundreds of thousands of people to achieve President Kennedy's goal of landing on the moon in the late 1960s.
The trio's journey began on July 16, 1969, when their Saturn V rocket departed from the Kennedy Space Center at the 39A launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Three days later, Collins drove the spacecraft more than 240,000 miles, parked the command module on the lunar orbit 60 miles above the moon, Armstrong and Aldrin prepared to descend to the moon's surface the next day, and the next day's 13th. The minute drop process encountered various challenges, including the target landing site throughout the boulder, low fuel and repeated computer program alert codes almost halted the landing, after finally landing on the surface of the moon, Armstrong said the famous phrase: "Houston, here is the quiet base The eagle has landed."