Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Moon day is here. Do you know what it is? July 20 is the anniversary of the Moon Landing in 1969. I was a baby at the time but my parents said I watched it on TV with a billion other people around the world.  President Nixon remembered the anniversary in 1971 by declaring July 20th Moon Day.
People were fascinated by the Apollo Space program and watched the first few moon landings on live TV. Then, sadly, people got used to the idea and it was no longer a novelty. Fewer and fewer people took notice of later space flights until the drama of Apollo 13 in 1970, when an onboard malfunction not only forced its crew to abort their plans of landing on the moon, there was the real possibility the crew would not be able to return to earth. However, after a lot of really smart people put their heads together the crew was able to return safely. It is all documented in the Tom Hanks movie Apollo 13. I highly recommend it!
In honor of Moon Day, we will do Moon Landing Trivia on Wiki-Pete-ia today on the Shemon and Sheppard Show on ESPN Southwest Florida. We play Wiki-Pete-ia everyday at 4:45ish for prizes. Just be lucky caller number 9 at 239-337-ESPN or 239-337-3776 and play. If you are not lucky enough to be caller number 9, then impress your friends and family by playing at work or at home as we have provided the questions and answers below.
Craig Shemon
ESPN Southwest Florida

  • 1. WHAT PRESIDENT GAVE A SPEECH CHALLENGING AMERICA TO PUT A MAN ON THE MOON BY THE END OF THE DECADE?

  • A: JFK

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  • 2. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE SPACE PROGRAM THAT SENT A MAN TO THE MOON?

  • A: APOLLO

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  • 3. UNDER WHICH PRESIDENT DID THE APOLLO SPACE PROGRAM BEGIN?

  • A: EISENHOWER

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  • 4. THE NAME OF THE ROCKET IN THE APOLLO SPACE PROGRAM?

  • A: SATURN

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  • 5. WHO WAS THE FIRST MAN TO STEP ON THE MOON?

  • A: NEIL ARMSTRONG

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  • 6. WHO WAS THE SECOND MAN TO STEP ON THE MOON?

  • A: EDWIN BUZZ ALDRIN

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  • 7. WHO WAS THE THIRD MEMBER OF THE CREW WHO STAYED BEHIND IN THE COMMAND MODULE?

  • A: MICHAEL COLLINS

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  • 8. WHICH APOLLO MISSION WAS THE FIRST TO LAND ON THE MOON?

  • A: APOLLO 11

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  • 9. WHAT DID ARMSTRONG SAY WHEN THE LUNAR MODULE LANDED ON TRANQUILITY BASE ON THE MOON?

  • A: "THE EAGLE HAS LANDED."

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  • 10. HOW MANY MEN HAVE BEEN ON THE MOON?

  • A: 13

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