The <a href=”http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/” title=”fortieth anniversary of the apollo mission”>fortieth anniversary</a> of the <a href=”http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/index.html” title=”apollo mission at nasa.gov”>Apollo mission</a>, the United States’ first landing people on the moon, is coming up in less than a week. The <a href=”http://science.nasa.gov/default.htm” title=”science at nasa”>Science@NASA site</a> has an <a href=”http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/16jul_wideawake.htm” title=”article at science.nasa.gov”>article</a> posted that describes some little known facts about when humankind first arrived on our nearest neighbor, told in a fantastic narrative method.<br />n<br />nFor instance, I never knew that there was a plan to blast off from the moon right after touchdown, in case there were unknown problems with the site, such as the surface not being able to hold the weight of the lander.<br />n<br />nInteresting stuff, told in a fun read.