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We Came In Peace For All Mankind

Thirty-eight years ago today, I was an eleven year old boy who was fascinated by the cosmos and the thought of man going to, landing on, and walking around the Moon.  I sat in the living room of my Springfield, Va home watching anything and everything I could on TV about the Apollo 11 mission.

"Houston, Tanquility Base here.  The Eagle has landed" at 4:17 p.m. EDT announced the changing of our world forever, for it was no longer only just our world, Earth.  At that moment, truly, humankind was now worlds apart.  I still get goosebumps thinking about it.  Later I watched Neil Armstrong climb out of the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM), descend the ladder, and set foot on the lunar surface at 10:56 p.m. EDT.  I watched all those ghostly images while listening to Walter Cronkite. 

Where were you July 20, 1969?

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tlbignerd
Jul. 20th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you don't want to know, but I wasn't even a twinkle in my mom's eye. Man alive am I young.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
July 20, 1969
Sitting in the lounge of my college dorm - after graduating from the college I spent the summer working and looking for 'real work'. One of life's transitional moments for sure.
Anne C.
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