Friday, July 17, 2009

Jeff Hawke

Dread Tomato Addiction blog signature Forty Years since man first walked on the Moon? My how time flies!

Jeff Hawke Moon Landing Memorial

[A full size image from this Jeff Hawk Comic can be found here]

This panel of the comic Jeff Hawke published in 1959 depicts the prediction of the date of the first human landing on the Moon with an error of a couple of weeks.

The memorial on the rock says: ON AUGUST FOURTH, EARTH YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE, THE FIRST BEING SET FOOT ON THE MOON AT THIS POINT. HIS NAME WAS HOMO SAPIENS.


Hat Tip 2 Contrary Brin, who has more insightful commentary on the subject.
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