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Moon Landing 50 – How the Speedmaster Became the Moonwatch, by James H. Ragan, the Man Who Tested it for NASA


Exactly 50 years prior, humankind accomplished a great excursion. Without precedent for history, an individual strolled on soil that wasn’t Earth, on a cosmic body that wasn’t its normal environment. On July twentieth 1969, two men strolled on the Moon. Their names: Armstrong and Aldrin. Their central goal: Apollo 11. On their wrists, a watch that would become a legend, acquiring its name as the “Moonwatch”. This is the story that made the Omega Speedmaster Professional an icon.

Two years prior, in association with Omega, we delivered one of our most yearning arrangement of recordings, “The Speedmaster Chronicles” in which five men shed their light on perhaps the most famous watches at any point made: the Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch”. Since we’re commending the 50th commemoration of the Moon Landing today, we thought it was the ideal opportunity to investigate a portion of these episodes.

And who preferable to give declaration over the one who tried and confirmed the Speedmaster as “Flight Qualified by NASA for all monitored Space missions”? In this video, Mr James H. Ragan , Former NASA Program Manager and Aerospace Engineer, clarifies the whole interaction behind the confirmation by NASA of the Omega Speedmaster Professional, and how it officially turned into the Moonwatch on July twentieth 1969, when Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon.

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