By spokesman | July 20, 2010
Forty one years ago today, Neil Armstrong (no relationship to Lance Armstrong) and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin of the Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon. The above photo shows Buzz Aldrin. Neil Armstrong can be seen in the reflection on the face mask of the helmet. Astronaut Michael Collins, the third member of the crew, was orbiting the moon in the command module.
Each time Lance Armstrong or I hop on our bikes, we are the beneficiaries of technology developed or advanced by the space program including the material used in the composite frame, the software used to design the frame, the Garmin GPS on the handlebars, the wireless heart rate monitors and the tiny cell phone in my back jersey pocket (or the radio used by Lance).
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