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Where were you for the Moon Landing?

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  1. Deacon

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    For those of us old enough to remember...

    Where were you on July 20th, 1969?

    I was in my friends family room in Cincinnati, Ohio, watching it with the whole neighborhood because they had a color TV.
    The only color T.V. on the block!
    (of course the Moon was gray, black and shadowy so it didn't really matter). :laugh:

    Rob
     
  2. Jim1999

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    I was in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia watching it on my own colour telly. I was celebrating all the Canadian and British engineers that played a vital role in that new venture.

    It's a long story how Brits and Canadians were involved so strongly, but it had to do with the cancelled Avro Arrow in Canada and the available engineers specially trained with the fastest fighter plane in history, and the lack of American engineers with that training. The oldest engineer is now 95 years of age and he was interviewed to-day from his California home.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Watching the landing and 'one small step for man,' at home. It was an amazing moment.
     
  4. sag38

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    I was a little tike watching it with my parents.
     
  5. blackbird

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    I was in the neighboorhood "woods" with my BB gun!!!!!! Didn't give the Moon the first glance!!!!!!!!!! The thought never entered my mind at the moment!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Tom Bryant

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    I was in Mayaguez, PR on a mission trip watching a small tv with 25 other people.
     
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    I was a 12 year old boy at my Grandparent's home in Hampton, Georgia for a summer visit, watching it on their little b&w portable tv. At that time Hampton, Ga was rural. Their home was nestled between a cow pasture and peach tree grove, with an out house on the hill to the south. There was a time during our visits there, that reaching that out house in time was indeed a "giant leap" for a little boy.

    If you only knew just how much I miss those days.
     
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    I don't remember - I was just 4 years old! :D
     
  9. Palatka51

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    While you are at it, why not mention the Germans that played a huge role in the development of rocket technology. :rolleyes:

    To the victor, go the spoils of war.
     
  10. donnA

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    I was 4, don't remember a thing.
     
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    I was five. I remember going outside of my aunt's house, looking up at the moon, and asking the adults why I could not see the men up there. I don't really recall watching the moon landing on TV at the time.
     
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    I watched it from our own television in the den. I know it was Sunday, but I can't remember if I did all that Sunday night stuff as usual-- junior choir, training union, the evening worship. But I do remember those enactments and explanations of what was going to happen. I would guess that I did that regular Sunday night routine, or there would probably have been so many hours of that I would have been too bored to keep watching.
     
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    I DO have to say proudly that the lunar module was built very close to me and I know men who worked on it! :D I think that's so cool!
     
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    I stayed up all night watching the coverage (I lived in Alaska then), on the family TV. I still remember how excited I felt then. I wanted SOOO bad to be an astronaut when I grew up ( I was 16!), but knew I could not, because I wear glasses.

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    You've probably heard the story, then, of how after Apollo 13 used the LEM for a "lifeboat" with the only means of navigating around the moon and back, that Gruman sent Rockwell (maker of the control/service module) a "towing bill" for something like $250,000. Rockwell didn't think it was funny.
     
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    Heck, DonnA-------you seem like you ought to have been a lot older than that---------you sure you wasn't 4 when God made dirt????????!!!!!!!!!:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    That's too bad. I was 15 months, and I distinctly remember using my slide rule to calculate their lunar terminal velocity.


    No. I'm serious. You better NOT roll your eyes at me...I'll pick 'em up and roll 'em right back at you...

    (man, there's some skeptical people here)
     
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    I was in NYC, riveted to the TV monitor - like millions of other people around the globe. But I had a special pride in watching that landing and subsequent real "Moon Walk" (not the Michael Jackson style imitation), for the astronauts were using the video camera our company provided an operating manual for. They needed to know all phases of the operation before they went up, and in this case how to repair and replace parts if needed (so that the whole world could see their adventures). I was the Art Director of the firm which got this subcontract from NASA and I personally draw the three dimentional illustrations for the training manual. I still have a copy of the artwork with the newspaper clipping of same (for my grandchildren). :type:
     
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    I was a mere 7 months old for the lunar landing.
     
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    I was a figment of my future mother and father's imagination. I wasn't born yet :)
     
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