I was born in 1955, which means I've been alive for every space launch and failure since Sputnik first went beep beep.
At 9:32AM ET, 50 years ago today, the Apollo 11 mission began. If you can take a moment at that time to reflect on the scientific and engineering madterpiece that was the Saturn V and LM (thanks Kep's Dad!), please do.
And - as it happened in real time, go here;
I still have the slides I took of the TV screen of the 1st moon walk and a few of Apollo 12 until Al Bean pointed the camera at the sun and fried it. After 13, the news media treated the moon walks as just another event.
Think I should break them out for the kids and grandkids this weekend?? I wonder if I asked my 11 year old grandson would he know the names of the Apollo 11 crew?
For you born after 1972 - how much do the moon landings mean to you?