In July 1969 NASA’s Apollo 11 reached Earth’s moon. During this mission Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, a first for humanity.
I was born a few years after this, around the time of Apollo 14. I grew up secure in the knowledge that America had a strong space program with rockets and shuttles and astronauts doing really cool things. The pictures, video, and everything about the moon landing was iconic, a source of national pride and an inspiration for things to come. I wanted to go up on the space shuttle. As I write this, I’m wearing my Space Geek NASA tee shirt. As soon as I finish writing, I’ll go ask the Space Hipsters over on facebook to comment here. I love this stuff. I love that humans walked on the moon. I hope soon we will again.
What memories do you have of this event? How did other people in your life react to the news?