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The new York Times‘ Lens blog is kind of rocking my world … today they have up a set of David Burnett’s images from the 1969 Apollo 11 launch. Burnett, being the genius that he is, didn’t shoot the launch – he was a young Time magazine shooter and wasn’t going to get that gig. So he pitched the idea of shooting the people who were watching, and off he went to Florida.

(And for you space junkies, you have to look at this site – WeChooseTheMoon.org. They’re going to cover the launch of Apollo 11 and the landing on the moon as if it were live, 40 years later, via the web and Twitter.) (And, yes, I have the desktop widget ticking away to the launch.)

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