Tranquility Base

photo credit: Neil Armstong

The same society that was doing Vietnam, at the same time, did this.

During training, Armstrong and Aldrin had exclusively used the callsign “Eagle” in simulated ground conversations, both before and after landing. Armstrong and Aldrin decided on using “Tranquility Base” just before the flight, telling only Capsule Communicator Charles Duke before the mission, so Duke would not be taken by surprise.

We came in peace for all mankind.

Wild.  America: a land of contrasts.



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