Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20, 1969- 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Today

This is one of the best videos I’ve seen of Apollo 11’s historic moonshot and I keep watching it over and over. It is breathtaking ultra-high resolution photos of their journey from earth, on the moon, and the return trip. Nothing inspired my imagination as a child more than America's drive to land men on the moon and today it brings back many fond memories of that almost magical era in space travel.

I remember exactly where I was 40 years ago today on a Sunday afternoon during the moon landing. I was pouting about something in my treehouse and missed sharing that actual moment with Walter Cronkite. At least I remember where I was 40 years ago this afternoon. I suppose that kids will be kids.

1 comment:

  1. I remember also, Dave; I was a Navy officer on a ship transiting the Panama Canal. A couple of years later, on a different ship, watched the splashdown of Apollo 14 (we were prime recover ship) in the South Pacific. Many years later, I ended up working for NASA!

    Thanks for remembering...