It happened on JULY 19

Giuseppe Castiglione was born. He was a painter and Jesuit missionary in China who entered the Jesuit Order in 1709 and was sent to China in 1715. Following the lead of Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) in engaging the Chinese culture, Castiglione continued his artistic works, becoming an esteemed painter to Emperor Qianlong’s court. He redesigned various imperial buildings introducing, both in architecture and in the paintings within them, traditional Western artistic elements. He died in 1766 in China.

On the way to the Moon: memories and documents 50 years later

The Descent of Man on the Moon: Some Historical Images

D. F. Noble, The Ascent of the Saints: Space Exploration (1997)

Von Braun said: "Human space travel is God's will", from an interview by Oriana Fallaci (1965)

Paul VI, General Audience, 23 July 1969

Paul VI, Message delivered to the Astronauts of Apollo 11, July 1969

Jacques Arnould, Astronautics, from INTERS Encyclopedia

Giuseppe Reibaldi, Next Stop in Space: the Moon (2019)

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