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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 11:21 AM
I was a mere lad of ten . up late on the July 19th 1969 watching the LEM touch down on the Sea of Tranquility...and then today the 20th one small step for man . one giant leap for mankind!!! One of those dates in time that you never forget. I remember hanging with all my buddies on a typical Long Island summer and staring at the moon and realizing people were on that thing..........



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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 11:28 AM
I was watching news stories about Chappaquiddick and the lunar landing.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 11:34 AM
I was 3
 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 11:41 AM
I was almost 10, and glued to our giant console TV. Best TV show ever!


 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 11:42 AM
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I was almost 10, and glued to our giant console TV. Best TV show ever!






GREAT SHOT............. back when newsman were respected.. no one greater than Walter!!

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 11:42 AM
I was four months away from being born....So to answer your question, I was baking in the oven.
 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 02:34 PM
I was smoking pot in the schoolyard. Came home to angry Mom who had found my hashpipe while looking for my "National Honor Society" card to show to my Dad.
I slept through the landing. All I can remember really is that it was a bad day and a good day for my mother.
I was just doing what I usually did.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 02:40 PM
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I was a mere lad of ten . up late on the July 19th 1969 watching the LEM touch down on the Sea of Tranquility...and then today the 20th one small step for man . one giant leap for mankind!!! One of those dates in time that you never forget. I remember hanging with all my buddies on a typical Long Island summer and staring at the moon and realizing people were on that thing..........



[Edited on 08/27/07 by yankweed1]

roughly the same age as you, doing the same thing (parents let me stay up late that night), probably about 5 miles from each other.
agree, that's one of those I'll never forget moments.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 02:55 PM
I was exactly 12 years old and I was jumpiing up and down when they landed

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 02:57 PM
I was seven and we watched it at my aunt's and uncle's house in Granada Hills, CA.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 03:12 PM
I was 8 and remember watching it on TV with my mom and sister.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 03:17 PM
I was nine and watching in our living room in Miami - we drove up to watch the launch from Kennedy Space Center, and it was awesome; Apollo 11 remains a great memory!
 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 03:18 PM
My parents and I were in front of the Zenith... It's one of those things you will always remember.

It seems that it was different from some of those other things like Dr. King and Robert Kennedy and all the turmoil of those years that I remember. It was a celebration.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 03:19 PM
It was my 9th birthday and I still remember the excitement and pride that everyone had. We were glued to the tv and of course being the age I was, I was all about anything and everything space/NASA related.
Mankinds greatest accomplishment and I don't remember even hearing, seeing or reading a footnote about it today. Thanks for posting this.
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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 03:32 PM
I was 13, my dad & I were building a new garage in the backyard (the city had put in a conduit and covered a drainage ditch giving homeowners access to the street behind their houses...my parents were one of only three people to put in garages in the back), the then existing attached garage would be turned into a "family room". My mom was in Germany taking a graduate course in German (the language) since she'd be teaching it the then upcoming school year. Dad & I were "batch-in' it" that summer. My cousin from Massachusetts flew out to hang with us for a few weeks. The three of us were glued to the TV pretty much from launch, to landing, to return, to splashdown. Only taking a couple of hours each day to head to the beach for some sun & fun. I remember my dad grew the one & only moustache in his life that summer, as well.

When my cousin flew back home, my dad let me go with him & spend a few weeks back in Massachusetts, as well. Being that we were only a couple of hundred miles away from Woodstock (Bethel, whatever), my cousin, his sister & I came up with a plan to hitchhike to the festival. Apparently, we weren't so stealth & my Aunt & Uncle caught wind of the plan & kaboshed it before we could set it in motion. Instead of the Woodstock festival, I saw all three games of the Red Sox vs the now defunct Seattle Pilots at Fenway...and a couple of game vs the California Angels later in the week before heading back home to California.

Ok, so TMI. The Moon Landing and Woodstock are very closely related in my memory due to hanging for most of that summer with my east coast cousins.

 
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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 03:50 PM
Hanging out at the local hamburger joint, getting ready for my 4th year at Univ. of Ala.
Groups in cars, listening on the radio.

 
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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 04:50 PM
"where were you in 69, smoking dope and drinking wine, just an outlaw"
actually , at the ripe old age of 12, I was lying in the living room floor watching on an RCA with rabbit ears....

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 05:18 PM
I was a young tiny sperm floating around in my father. Waiting another 19 years for my time. Ohh yeah

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 05:42 PM
I was living and working in New Orleans, where I moved after college graduation.

I was home at my parents that weekend. We watched the lunar landing and it was spectacular!
So exciting for me!

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 07:16 PM
I was 10, the whole family was glued to the TV, went outside and stared at the moon when the broadcast was over.

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 09:13 PM
I was about five months from being born, but there is a family story about this.

My grandfather was an engineer who worked on the Manhattan Project. If you've seen the Tom Dowd documentary The Language Of Music, my grandfather had the same certificate that they show in that movie saying, in effect, "Thanks for being part of the Manhattan Project."

He was a man of science, in other words. Unfortunately, by 1969 he was in the late stages of brain cancer. He would pass away before I was born. However, my family says that he was still fairly lucid in July of '69, and he was aware that men had landed on the moon and was very proud and happy about it.

I still have a lot of moon landing memorabilia, which I keep as a connection to the grandfather I never met.

 
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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 10:11 PM
I was 13 years old, and watching the landing on the moon was just an incredible thing to watch. I was just mesmerized by it. For my entire life the moon was this thing up there that was completely seperate from us. It was part of a world that was not...of...us..and never could be. My grandmother...to her dying day...never believed it happened. It was a staged event out in the desert somewhere...and that was that.

Later into the night, when I got in bed, I looked through my bedroom window at the moon, absolutely mesmerized by the thought that there were men up there, walking around on (((the moon!))).

 

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  posted on 7/20/2011 at 10:23 PM
I was watching it on TV like everybody else, but I had been at Cape Kennedy a few days before to witness the launch.

 

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  posted on 7/21/2011 at 04:54 AM
It had already been the best summer for me... 1969.... and this was the icing on the cake sorta speak... like some have said , smoking pot , drinking cheap wine, Bali high, ripple UGH , hanging out either at the beach or designated locations and listening to some of the greatest rock and roll music , ever... the ABB were on the horizon and moving fast..

The first step on the moon ..was very trippppppyyyyy.. still mind blowing and amazing..

 

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  posted on 7/21/2011 at 07:08 AM
I was picking up a friend in Paterson, NJ to go to work the midnight shift in Newark, NJ.

I remember sitting in his house watching the landing then speeding our asses off to get downtown.

 

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