Apollo 11: Memories of Yesterday and Plans for Tomorrow


As you’d expect, USA Today did a good amount of coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the first time humans walked on the moon.

My contributions were the research and design of a few special print pages, and research and writing for an online presentation looking ahead at NASA’s next missions to the moon.

I was especially proud of the diagram showing how far astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin walked on the moon. The distances were taken from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter taking photos of manned landing sites from 15 miles up in orbit. I worked with Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration to get the correct dimensions.

I started with this:

tranquility base

And came up with this:


A link to the online story looking ahead is here.

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