Reading While Eating for July 20: To The Moon

Today's links celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969.

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Bo Van Pelt of the U.S. lines up his putt on the 16th hole during the first round of the British Open golf championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes, northern England, July 19, 2012.

Moon walk: Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, almost died practicing that historic walk in the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle. (Discovery News)

“The Eagle has landed”: The space shuttle Enterprise is now on exhibit at NYC’s Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. (

Mars meals: These scientists are trying to figure out what astronauts will eat on the 2030s mission to Mars. And no, the answer is not Mars bars. (AP)

Baseball on the Moon? Neil DeGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, has been thinking about how it would work, according to tweets. (The Daily What)

Space cadette: Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams holds the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman. (Divanee)

Flush: a round-up of crazy-looking toilets in space. (BuzzFeed)

Nostalgia: The Muppets did a parody of Star Trek called Swinetrek. (mental_floss)

Earth to Madonna: There’s some wacky fashion statements on Madonna’s MDNA tour. (Go Fug Yourself)

The future: SpaceX, the company that manufactured Dragon — history’s first privately developed spacecraft — released this music video touting the vehicle’s successful dock with the International Space Station on May 25, 2012. (LA Times)