Apollo 11 was approaching the moon, the astronauts were almost out of oxygen — but many moon boulders stood in way of landing. Would they make it? And how did Buzz Aldrin’s heart react to the stress? Jay Walker shows an amazing relic from the Library of Human Imagination.
Fun Friday brain fodder: TEDMED’s curator, Jay Walker, talks to Discovery.com in the “Curiosity” video series about the origins of his fantastical collection of some of mankind’s greatest innovations, the Library of Human Imagination. The Library celebrates humanity’s grand adventure of discovery, learning, and creativity, with objects from an original 1957 Sputnik to a 1699 atlas containing the first maps to show the sun, not the earth, as the center of the known universe. “This map, by far the most important map in history, divides the Age of Faith from the Age of Reason,” Jay says.