Geeks in space!

| July 24, 2006

UPDATED (07/24/06): Apparently, the documentary claims that Armstrong and Aldin saw a UFO as well. Hat-tip to Sploid.

According to a new BBC documentary coming out — “Apollo 11: The Untold Story” — Neil Armstrong accidentally broke a switch for a circuit breaker on the lunar lander, then cannibalized a ball-point pen to close the circuit so that the Eagle could take off from the moon’s surface.

Cool. ..bruce..

P.S. And speaking of breaking things in space….

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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