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One of the most significant events of the 20th century – and we cant get the dates right

By Hercsie - 2 September 2012 12

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Reading through the Sudnay CT and on page 20 the regular photo piece ” A thousand Words”  includes a shot of Neil Armstrong unloading experiments from the side of the lunar lander with the caption –

“The end of an era:  United States Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died at age 82 during the week and was the first man to walk on the moon, stands nest to the Lunar Module Eagle on July 16, 1969.”

According to NASA Apollo 11 took off on the 16th of July – didn’t actually land on the moon until July the 20th 1969.

How hard is it to get a date right? Particulalrly that date. 

I think it is time to stop buying the Canberra times!

[ED – And spend the money on a RiotACT paid subscription]

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12 Responses to
One of the most significant events of the 20th century – and we cant get the dates right
Jivrashia 11:59 am 03 Sep 12

Forget the Muphry’s Law and check out this guerrilla advertisement!

[ED – And spend the money on a RiotACT paid subscription]

Postalgeek 11:01 am 03 Sep 12

Aaroncbr said :

“Sudnay” “stands nest” “Particulalrly”

How about spell checker if you’re going to try and write off others mistakes?

Glass houses and stones come to mind.

JohnK 10:49 am 03 Sep 12

…reverse those scores

HenryBG 10:44 am 03 Sep 12

JohnK said :

Date is correct. Apollo 11 landed on the moon on the 20th July 1969.

The date was still the 20th in the US when Armstrong walked on the moon, although the 21st in Greenwich & Australia.

Canberra Times 1, Internet Hero 0.

I see – are you a fellow-graduate of the CCAE-educated poor-excuse for a journalist responsible for this #@%$-up, then?

tommo 10:43 am 03 Sep 12

JohnK said :

Date is correct. Apollo 11 landed on the moon on the 20th July 1969.

The date was still the 20th in the US when Armstrong walked on the moon, although the 21st in Greenwich & Australia.

Canberra Times 1, Internet Hero 0.

Did you bother to look at the picture posted? or read the OP’s post thoroughly? The caption clearly claims that Armstrong was on the moon on the 16th. No time zone will correct that one.

SnapperJack 10:39 am 03 Sep 12

The dates regarding the moon landings get confusing because they happened on the moon, outside of our Earthly time zones.

The history books report that Armstrong walked on the moon on 20 July 1969 but here in Australia it was actually 21 July 1969. The 20 July date has been endorsed as the official date because it was an American mission to the moon and it was 20 July in the US when Armstrong made his one small step.

This might be something for younger people to take note of when studying the moon landings at school or uni.

JohnK 10:19 am 03 Sep 12

Date is correct. Apollo 11 landed on the moon on the 20th July 1969.

The date was still the 20th in the US when Armstrong walked on the moon, although the 21st in Greenwich & Australia.

Canberra Times 1, Internet Hero 0.

OpenYourMind 10:11 am 03 Sep 12

At least they didn’t state that Neil Armstrong failed the drug tests.

Henry82 10:06 am 03 Sep 12

Canberra Times, enough said.

Aaroncbr 9:17 am 03 Sep 12

“Sudnay” “stands nest” “Particulalrly”

How about spell checker if you’re going to try and write off others mistakes?

davo101 9:16 am 03 Sep 12

At least they managed to run a picture of Armstrong. Usually what happens is that a picture of Aldrin is used with a caption stating that it’s of Armstrong.

Pandy 8:20 am 03 Sep 12

That’s what happens when you employ sub editors working in New Zealand.

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