Today is the 49th Anniversary of the first moon landing.
Where were you?
Do you remember?
We were living in Norman, Oklahoma at the time. And my parents got us up from bed to come out and watch as Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon.
Even at the tender age of six, I had some inkling as to just how unbelievable a feat it was that man made it to the moon.
The Apollo Mission – man’s forays into the vastness of space – was a technological marvel.
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins became superstars — American heroes.
“One small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.”
And it was a giant leap.
Today, I think to some degree, we have become jaded.
Computer-generated special effects make this monumental event seem mundane.
But it wasn’t mundane.
It still isn’t.
And as much as the full significance of the event might have escaped my brother and me in 1969, looking back, I am continually grateful that my parents woke us up to watch history happen.
By the way, back in 2015, NASA released a slew (which is Dianny-speak for over 8K) of never-before-seen photos of the Apollo Missions.
Let me tell you, there are some awesome ones.
Take a look at them yourself HERE.
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