- May 27, 2020
Gene Kranz, NASA flight director during the 1969 landing of the first man on the moon, spoke about faith and family to more than 1,000 attending the Galveston Houston Archdiocesan Prayer Breakfast July 30.
Jesuit Father Pedro Cartaya remembers shaking hands with astronaut Neil Armstrong.
The NASA astronauts didn’t know it, but WHAS radio technician Larry Baysinger and his journalist friend Glenn Rutherford had tapped the frequency of the 12-watt radios — walkie talkie-type communicators — used by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Armstrong on the moon’s surface.
Pope Francis is hoping that the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk inspires efforts to help our “common home” on Earth.
Did Apollo 11 mission make Archbishop William D. Borders bishop of the moon?
For Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon is a reminder of how much can be accomplished when humanity pools its creativity and determination toward a common cause.