Way Better Than Sci Fi: Moon Landing Memories, From A to Z by Meena Schaldenbrand

Way Better Than Sci Fi: Moon Landing Memories, From A to Z

Meena Schaldenbrand

Plymouth, Michigan, USA

Artist Statement

Just a few months after coming to the US as a teen, I was thrilled and engrossed in the Apollo mission. I wondered if they could they really land on the moon and return safely to earth. These are some of my memories of the exciting moon journey.

  • Apollo 11 Astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins
  • Boot prints
  • Columbia Command and Service Module craters
  • Date: July 20,1969
  • Eagle EVA: 2 hours 36 minutes
  • Emotions: amazing! exciting! euphoria! incredible!
  • Fuel: only 25-30 seconds of fuel left
  • Glued to the TV
  • Heroes
  • Isolation : Michael Collins circled the moon alone while the other two astronauts landed there
  • J-2 Engines
  • (President) Kennedy’s 1961 goal accomplished!
  • Lunar Module 21 hours, 36 minutes on the moon’s surface
  • Moon walk 10 56 pm
  • Sea of Tranquility 21 ½ hours on the moon
  • (Approximately ) 50 pounds moon rocks
  • NASA
  • “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!” Neil Armstrong’s quote
  • Pride
  • Quarantined for 21 days
  • Reflections in visor
  • Saturn V rocket launch
  • Touchdown moon July 20, at 4:18 p.m. EDT 102 hours, 45 minutes, and 43 seconds after launch
  • United States Victory winning the race against the Russians
  • Viewers of moonwalk : Over 500,000,000 according to NASA
  • Walter Cronkite CBS News TV anchor narration
  • XI: Apollo land first man on the moon
  • Yaw Maneuver
  • Zero gravity


Text designed in Make the Cut software and printed on fabric. Also machine embroidered text. Electronic cutter: film strips, LM Thread sketched Walter Cronkite.


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