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Saturday July 18, 2009: Moon Walk Anniversary

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It has been hosted since 1993 by Angela Page airing Saturdays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at 90.5 fm in Jeffersonville, N.Y. and 94.5 in Monticello N.Y.  following Car Talk.
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Thanks to Jason for the idea, Graham for the Griffith cut and Gail for the NASA tid bits.

July 16 marks the anniversary of the launch and start of the Apollo 11 mission, July 20 is when the Eagle touched down on the moon. July 24 marks when Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins splashed down on Earth.

1. Soundtrack of Cronkite narrating the landing on the moon, July 20th 1969. 

2. Eric Brace - Tranquility Base - single
Eric says.... "Forty years ago on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped out of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module and onto the surface of the moon.  As the first man to walk across the lunar surface, one would expect Armstrong to have a lot of profound thoughts about it all.  Curiously, he's never talked about how he felt, satisfied to discuss the event only in engineering terms.  I thought that was pretty strange, and one night under a bright moon, all the questions I had for Armstrong arranged themselves into a song."

3. Hugh Blumenfeld - Shoot the Moon - Rocket Science - Prime CD
"When I was young all i wanted was the moon, hung that national geographic map in my room..."
Give me a home in the 21st century, a little less gravity...
a quarter of a million miles isnt really that far, took me two chevy's but I did it in a car
set me down in a sea of tranquility

David Bowie - Space Oddity - single
Ground Control to Major Tom -
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

5.  Nancy Griffith - [J. Stewart] Armstrong -  Clock Without Hands

"Watch a man named Armstrong walk upon the moon."

Priscilla Herdman - Satellite Sky -Into the Stars - Stardreamer Music -
"We've been to the moon and there's trouble at home... why mama why..."

7.  Eve Goldberg - One in a Million - Kinder Season - Borealis
"Im staring at the moon" [we look at the moon]

8. Priscilla Herdman - The Moon's Song - Into the Stars - Stardreamer Music -
"I've been looking down at your for years"  [the moon looking back]

9. Jack Hardy - The Hunter - The Hunter - PrimeCD
"Call down the moon"

9.  Moxy Fruvous - You Will Go to the Moon - You Will Go to the Moon - Bottom Line Records
"Youll look down upon earth and say I cant believe we ever lived that way"
"Someday flowers will grow there, but first you tott go there
You will live in the stars....your back yard will be mars"

Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the twelfth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Bolden's confirmation marks the beginning of his second stint with NASA. His 34-year career with the Marine Corps included 14 years as a member of NASA's Astronaut Office. After joining the office in 1980, he traveled to orbit four times aboard the space shuttle between 1986 and 1994, commanding two of the missions. His flights included deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope and the first joint U.S.-Russian shuttle mission, which featured a cosmonaut as a member of his crew.

10.  Eric Frandsen - Dig that Moon - Antiques: New & Used -
"Dig that moon, that luminescent ball"

11. Christine Lavin - If We Had No Moon - Single -
Seven minutes of facts about the moon.

12. Dar Williams - Calling the Moon - The Green World - Razor & Tie
The moon kept rising, i had no more to say... put my roadmaps away and surrendered the day

13.  We Interrupt this broadcast, cut 20: Man walks on the moon

14. Elton John - Rocket Man - Single - MCI
"Mars aint the kind of place to raise your kids"

15. Jay Mankita - Living Planet - Jay Mankita - Self
"Circling a living star"

16. Annie Gallup - Max - Backbone - Prime CD
"Im looking for that star noone's seen"

17. Cindy Kallet - (trad/Margaret MacArthur) Them Stars  This Way Home - Stone's Throw Music
"How often I've laid onthe prairie and watched 'em"

18. Sons of the Never Wrong - Comet - One If By Hand - Gadfly
"Just on the edge of the universe are comets in waiting..."

19.  Steve Gilette & Cindy Mangsen - Mr. O'Reilly - Being There -
"Ill do that when the boy next door walks on the moon"

 20. Bill Bourne - Red Moon - Dear Madonna - Rynde Records
"The moon rose red this evening"

21. Brooks Williams - Weary of the Moon - Skiffle-Bop - Signature Sounds
"I have grown weary of the moon"

22. James Gordon - Piece of the Moon - Songs From Basic Black - Pipe Street Records
"Picture me there in the cool lunar air"
After the CBC Radio aired Basic Balck every saturday morning. It debuted Jan. 2, 1988, and continued until June 29, 2002. Over the years host Arthur Black introduced recorded music and welcomed regular contributors including James Gordon who listened to the news, wrote commentary and recorded it weekly for the show.

23. Red Grammer - Starlight Star Bright - Hello World - Red Note Records
"Shine on people of the earth, make us worthy of our birth" Red lived many years just south of us near Goshen.

24. Lui Collins - (Greg Brown ) Rooty Toot Toot for the Moon - Baptism of Fire - Green Linnet
"Its the biggest star Ive ever seen, a pearl of wisdom, a slice of green cheese, burning just like kerosene"

25. Jethro Tull - For Michael Collins, Jeffery and Me -
"and the ape's curiosity - money power wins"

26. Helen Avakian - I Love the Moon - I Love the Moon -
"I look in your heart for the light of the moon"

27.Christine Lavin - Planet X  - Shining My Flashlight on The Moon -
"Percival Lowell died in 1916
his theory still only a theory
'til 1930, American Clyde Tombaugh
in his scientific query
discovered Planet X, "  Tombaugh died the year Christine put this CD out.

Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven-member crew launched at 6:03 p.m. EDT Wednesday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will deliver the final segment to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and a new crew member to the International Space Station.

Endeavour's 16-day mission includes five spacewalks and the installation of two platforms outside the Japanese module. One platform is permanent and will allow experiments to be directly exposed to space. The other is an experiment storage pallet that will be detached and returned with the shuttle. During the mission, Kibo's robotic arm will transfer three experiments from the pallet to the exposed platform. Future experiments also can be moved to the platform from the inside of the station using the laboratory's airlock.

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