No, a “checklist error” did not almost derail the first moon landing
I've modified a few specifics in this piece thanks to input from Apollo Lunar Surface Journal contributor Paul Fjeld. Thanks, Paul! Last week was the forty-sixth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing—the first of the six crewed landings on our nearest celestial neighbor. In the years between 1969 and 1972, 12 human beings walked on the surface of the moon...