As you probably remember during last year, 2019, there were many people talking about the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. On a historic July night in 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history when they became the first two human beings to set foot on the moon.
Well, it was a blessing in disguise to be out in Arizona during the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing because there were sites where the original astronauts visited. One of those was Meteor Crater where a meteorite had landed over 50,000 years ago. It was very interesting to see such an impact that happened so long ago have an affect today. I was not allowed to walk down to the meteor site itself, but it was very cool to see.
Also, at the site of Meteor Crater they had exhibits set up based from other meteorite impacts and astronauts from NASA. I didn’t know until last year that there was a meteorite impact in Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1971. Growing up in Connecticut I thought that I would have heard about such an impact years ago. They had space shuttles that would have been flown by the astronauts and the spacesuits they would have worn set up as well. It was very fun to learn more about space travel especially with it being the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing and all. Stay safe and well!