Saturday, July 20, 2019
Houston, Tranquility Base here, The Eagle Has Landed
I was not quite 11 years old when Armstrong and Collins landed on the moon, July 20, 1969 - 50 years ago today. I grew up with manned space flight in the background. I remember the moment of the landing - my mother called me in from playing in the front yard to watch to the descent to the moon. And later, very late that night, "One small step for a Man, one giant leap for mankind." I was allowed to stay up and watch it on TV, far past my bedtime. My parents had bought their first color TV that summer, ordered just what they wanted, and it hadn't come in. A couple of days before the moon landing the Philco Dealer, delivered a loaner, as I recall a 24 inch console in a huge piece of furniture. We had color TV to watch the gray and white of the moon. His kindness, earned Al, I don't remember his last name, my parents appliance business as long as they lived in Michigan.
Do you remember where you were when the Eagle landed?