I was 15 years old when we first put a man on the moon.
47 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the moon
Wednesday marks the 47th anniversary of when NASA astronauts first landed on the moon, a giant leap of an accomplishment that still resonates today, over four and a half decades later.In spite of all the turmoil going on there was an air of excitement. Things were changing but at the same time there was optimism for the future. It's a shame that subsequent generations were robbed of that and we have descended into the malaise and uncertainty that we have now.
Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off from Earth on a massive Saturn V rocket on July 16, 1969. Four days later, the Eagle module landed on the surface with Aldrin and Armstrong inside; Collins stayed behind in the orbiting Columbia craft.
Millions of people back on Earth watched, captivated, as Armstrong was the first down the ladder, then uttered his now-famous line: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”~
Hopefully it'll come back in the future.....probably long after I'm gone.