Skip to comments.Houston, The Eagle Has Landed: 40 Years Ago Today
Posted on 07/20/2009 7:26:33 AM PDT by Patriot1259
Forty years ago today the world watched as Apollo 11 touched down on the surface of the moon. Science Fiction and reality had met and the result was mesmerizing. I was 9 years old as I sat on the floor in front of our old 25 console TV and watched anxiously as Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon for the first time. I remember thinking, "What if he just blows up" or "evaporates"? Star Trek had been around for a couple of years by then.
I know I heard Armstrong utter those words that are now carved into the history and consciousness of 20th century man; One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind. But I dont remember those words. They became familiar to me, later, over time.
I do remember being excited earlier as we heard the scratchy, distorted transmission, Houston, the Eagle has landed. That was cool. After all, we were watching from Houston. As a kid its always exciting to hear your town or citys name mentioned by someone famous
but to hear it spoken as the first word from the moon was really cool. The problem with memory is that the Apollo 11 Astronauts never said those words. They said, "Tranquility Base, here. The Eagle has landed."
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Discovery Channel is going to show the `69 landing tonite
Don`t remember the time its on tho
That would be fine if he agrees to go and stay there.
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