Neil Armstrong’s Heart Rate Tells the Frantic Story of the Moon Landing

Neil Armstrong, as well as his fellow astronauts on the Apollo 11 moon landing were chosen for the steadiness under pressure. Nevertheless, landing on the surface of the moon, walking around on it, then taking back off again to link up with an orbiting spacecraft apparently gets the heart pumping even among the coolest cats.

An Atlantic article from 2019, the 50th anniversary of the landing, describes how Mission Control started monitoring the astronauts’ heart rates, partially because everyone in Houston was feeling their hearts beat out of their chests. The article gets into the moments that caused the most stress for Armstrong, allowing for a moment of shared humanity with a man who often seems like a person far removed from the rest of us.

“All three men had already launched to space before. NASA put them through extremely rigorous training, including tumbling through a faint-inducing simulator until their bodies learned to not pass out. “Whereas you and I would say, ‘Oh my god, I’m on top of a 300-foot-tall rocket full of liquid hydrogen that could blow us sky-high,’ for them, it’s like, ‘I’m going to work,’” says John Charles, a retired NASA scientist who worked with astronauts and monitored their health.”

Today is of course, the 53rd anniversary of the moon landing. Still humanity’s greatest adventure.

Read the article, right here.

Source Link

Total
0
Shares
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prev
The Best Inflatable Watercraft for Summer 2022

The Best Inflatable Watercraft for Summer 2022

Luke Cuenco   07

Next
Neon-Orange Xanthic Smallmouth Bass Caught in MI

Neon-Orange Xanthic Smallmouth Bass Caught in MI

Josh Chrenko just caught the bass of a lifetime—but it wasn’t because of the

Home » Adventure » Adventure Journal » Neil Armstrong’s Heart Rate Tells the Frantic Story of the Moon Landing
You May Also Like

HELPING PEOPLE THRIVE IN THE OUTDOORS

Email alerts
Join over 100k outdoor enthusiast and get exclusive deals, outdoor tips and more.

Everest Outdoor Marketplace
Everest is a marketplace where merchants list and sell products related to outdoor hunting and shooting sports, fishing gear, adventure and camping equipment, apparel, and footwear, and much more.

Explore the marketplace

WHAT'S YOUR EVEREST?