...One giant leap for mankind. Forty-two years ago Neil Armstrong said these words as he stepped off Apollo 11 and onto the moon. Apollo 11, along with its team members, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, became the first space flight that put humans on the moon on July 20,1969.
To celebrate this historic day of science and space exploration, we are highlighting our History of Science and Technology collection. This collection bring together writing about scientific research at UW-Madison and rare and unique titles about science and technology. In the past we have highlighted certain titles such as the Bestiary and works of Luther Burbank, but today we will highlight specifically the sub-collection of Nature articles.
This collection of Nature provides a context to what scientists were developing and exploring at the end of the nineteenth century. The collection contains articles up to 100 years before Apollo 11 ever landed on the moon! Help us celebrate this historic event and let's all dive into science!