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Neil Armstrong Becomes the First Man to Walk on the Moon (1969) Options
Daemon
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Neil Armstrong Becomes the First Man to Walk on the Moon (1969)

As commander of Apollo 11, Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the Moon. With hundreds of millions watching a broadcast of his history-making moonwalk, he uttered the now famous line, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." Buzz Aldrin followed, and the two astronauts proceeded to set up scientific equipment, conduct experiments, and collect samples from the lunar surface. What other spacecraft landed on the moon while Apollo 11 was still there? More...
srirr
Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:01:42 AM

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Definitely one giant leap for mankind.
Joseph Glantz
Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 5:32:42 AM
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One of the great days in America. I remember watching it with friends. Sooner or later we're going to have to start colonizing outer space.
MTC
Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 8:28:40 AM
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I also saw this "live." (after 1.25 sec delay, the time it takes light to travel from the Moon to the Earth.) There are "loonies" (pun intended) who still believe this momentous event did not occur. I met one of them recently hiking up Mt. Wilson which is capped by the telescope used to discover the expanding Universe. Rather a restricted view of affairs considering the venue...
jcbarros
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And the Oscar goes to... (Sorry, just kidding, he he he)
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 10:37:57 PM
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I was allowed to stay up past my bed-time if I watched from the foot of my sisters' bed, through her doorway, across the hall, and that big console TV in the livingroom was just in my line of sight.

It was amazing. I was 8 years old, and this might have happened yesterday!


Unfortunately, right about now, Neil and crew would have to hitch a ride home from the Russians, as we don't dream big in the USA any longer.
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[quote]MTC
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Hmmm... -maybe he was trying to guess the spot the picture had been taken from...
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