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Today is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

Any memories of those old enough to have watched it live?

Also the 50th anniversary of expressing any kind of tech frustration

“We can put a man on the moon but we can’t (fill in the blank)!”
 

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All I remember "where I was then" is the Challenger explosion. Its promise was to engender some new enthusiasm for our space program with the inclusion of the first civilian "astronaut". And then .........

I don't know how I feel now. We went to the moon during a time of great unrest and turmoil in the US, not unlike now. I loved no Smithsonian museum more than going to the Air & Space, love looking up into the sky at night but sort of share some of the sentiments of the dissenters back in the 1960s who wondered why we were doing this when we have so many problems here back on Earth.

I was also vehemently against the New Coke and considered that pure folly. And I was right.
 

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That night was a big deal at our house. I was a space-junkie kid, and one of the folks' friends was a Boeing/Saturn V muckymuck at Michoud.

Asked him once about the puny slabs at the bottom of the 1st stage (which did nothing) and he told me, "people want to see fins on a rocket." :D

My tech frustration is the same as when we clicked over into the 21st century...

...where's my effin flying car?
 

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Today is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

Any memories of those old enough to have watched it live?

Also the 50th anniversary of expressing any kind of tech frustration

“We can put a man on the moon but we can’t (fill in the blank)!”
Optimus Prime needed the help of humans to get back to the moon
 

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wife was just in DC and saw the projection of Apollo on the Wash monument - says it was very cool

don't remember the walk but have vague memories of a later apollo mission

my uncle worked with nasa in some capacity (maybe something to do with parachutes)
he would send stuff from the apollo soyuz and early space shuttle missions - which were cool, but they were neither sports related nor comic books so they didn't get my full attention - sure wish i had them now
 

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All I remember "where I was then" is the Challenger explosion. Its promise was to engender some new enthusiasm for our space program with the inclusion of the first civilian "astronaut". And then .........
I wasn't alive for the Moon landing, but I remember where I was with the Challenger... in school watching the launch on one of these... I can still remember the silence in the room after the explosion, it was beyond eerie...

The Moon landing was a scientific feat considering the tech they used to make it happen. The contribution women made to it is also very important IMO, Hidden Figures was an excellent film. 0aaglzz4ffl01.png
 

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