Sunday, July 20, 2008

39th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two people to walk on the face of the moon. I was twelve and living in Ohio at the time. I remember watching it on TV with my parents and grandparents. My dad, a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, would leave for Viet-Nam for his second tour of duty about a month later. He could recall when they had installed electricity on his parent’s farm while he was growing up. What amazed him most of all about the successful trip to the moon was the fact that it was being televised. He’d always figured we’d get there, he just hadn’t expected we’d get to watch it happen on live TV.

1 comment:

Eric said...

I obsessively watched space coverage since the mid-Geminis. I remember camera trouble and everyone having trouble knowing what Armstrong really said. Oh yeah, and the immense coolness of seeing men hop around on the moon.