40 years ago today….

20 Jul

I was five. I don’t remember much about it. My memories of lunar landings have to be when I was a few years older. My mother says my dad took my older sister outside to look at the moon. She was unimpressed when she couldn’t see any astronauts on it.

6 Responses to “40 years ago today….”

  1. cactuswatcher July 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    It was a bit surreal.
    When we were little, kids my age honestly figured someone of our generation would be the first to walk on the moon. Then some ‘old gut’ got to do it. ;o)
    The other day, someone fairly young was blathering on the TV about people knowing where they were when the moonwalk happened. Of course most Americans of that age know. It was in the middle of the freaking night here, and everyone made plans to see it!
    You may know, the live TV picture of the moonwalk came from NASA upside down and the networks did not flip it. It took NASA what seemed a long time to get it right-side up.

  2. cactuswatcher July 20, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

    That should be ‘old guy’ LOL
    Spelling checkers should check for what I want not just any old word. ;o)

  3. chaos_by_design July 21, 2009 at 2:16 am #

    That guy walking around looked like he was having so much fun, bouncing in the light gravity. 🙂

  4. neshaffer July 21, 2009 at 2:22 am #

    I bet he was petrified, though!

  5. midnightsjane July 21, 2009 at 4:30 am #

    I remember that night very clearly. I watched it on a TV set in a shop window in a little Spanish town called Sitges. It was a bit surreal.

  6. neshaffer July 21, 2009 at 4:35 am #

    That must have been in your travelin’ days.

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