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OT-where were you 42 years ago today!

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Neil Armstrong and the moon-great day to be an American!
Louisville   L & S BGEs 


  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    I was camping in Maine. Thanks for the memory! :)
  • KailasKailas Posts: 146
    Batting practice on my cousin's birthday.
  • 70chevelle70chevelle Posts: 278
    If I think really hard, I may have been in front of our 19" console TV watching, but I was only 3 at the time.
  • glued to my TV set. was around 11pm when he actually took his first steps ...i'll never forget it...

    amazing what we can do when we have

    a. a specific mission and date
    b. unlimited resources to get it accomplished!!

    someone once said "there will never be another appollo" and they were right!!
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,788
    i was an embryo.
  • WingRiderWingRider Posts: 326
    Up at camp in NH but took time out from swimming to watch the first steps on the moon :woohoo:
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Sitting in front of the tv with my bride, who was my fiancee at the time.
  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    I was 10. I still have a bunch of magazines and special edition for the moon walk. I collected them and wrapped them up. I wonder if they have any value.
  • BR-549BR-549 Posts: 48
    I was at Lackland air force base doing boot camp. The training instructor did let us watch it on tv. And today I'm a great uncle again.
  • BigjohnBigjohn Posts: 144
    My wife and I were in Dallas at a "Moon Watching" Party with a load of friends. It was also our anniversary as it is today, July 20.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 18,014
    at 5 i bet my memory of the moonwalk was from the next morning, bet i was sound asleep :laugh:
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,954
    not a clue. i imagine i was watching it, and listening to walter, but really can't remember. short term memory's gone, i guess. :)

    i was in my high school library when i heard jack had been shot though. THAT, i remember.

    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child

    Central Connecticut 

  • uglydoguglydog Posts: 256
    I was getting off a plane at Quonset Point NAS, RI after completing a sub patrol. Our crew left the boat in Rota, Spain. Thanks for the reminder.

  • ibandaibanda Posts: 460
    Dad woke me up to watch with him. I don't remember a thing, I was 2. :P
    "Bacon tastes gooood, pork chops taste gooood." - Vincent Vega, Pulp Fiction
    Small and Large BGE in Oklahoma City.
  • RaleighGuyRaleighGuy Posts: 207
    I was an embryo too.


    Raleigh, NC

  • LFGEnergyLFGEnergy Posts: 618
    Sitting in the front seat of my Dad's Falcon wagon, next to my Dad, parked in front of a grocery store at a strip center in Altus, Oklahoma listening to the radio.....
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,665
    I was right here selling Toyota's.
    Damn, some things don't change much :laugh:
    Now at the steps I was home watching.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I was 15 years old and huddled up with friends in front of the tv. Don't think I'll ever experience anything like that again. -RP
  • SlickSlick Posts: 382
    Stacey's Pool Hall, Streator, Illinois. Eating a bowl of chili, drinking a fountain cherry Coke, watching it on a 12 inch black and white TV. I was 16 and too cool to watch it with the family!
  • Wasnt even a twinkle :laugh:

    Im just glad as I creep up on 40 I found out early at age 25 what good food was cooked on. Yes the big green egg.. Yes I agree for the world, getting to the moon was a memoriable moment..Some of us young ones unfortunatley missed. But it was but just one moment for many....How many memories do you, your families and friends have you on and around your egg?? And how many are more to come...Think about that for a second when placing importance, and place it close to home with family and friends...Matt
  • Amy S.Amy S. Posts: 70
    I was 15 and lived in Shelbyville, IL. Thanks for the reminder.
  • Bulldog MomBulldog Mom Posts: 242
    Just shy of 2 years old. Even though I was a wee tot, my parents made me watch (validated through B/W photos) on our old B/W TV so that I could say I witnessed the moon landing. B)

    Unfortunately, the next greatest innovation (repeatable manned trips into orbit) developed by NASA is preparing to say "Mission Accomplished" just one day past this historic anniversary. Is it coincidence or just irony? :S
  • eggtopiaeggtopia Posts: 75
    You all don't really think we landed on the moon, do you?.. J/K I was a twinkle in my parents eyes.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,656
    Given all the shuttle launch delays over the years (for good reason) I would suspect coincidence. That said, with all the technological advances we have made in the past four decades it is folly to advocate human missions back into deep space-especially Mars.
    Why risk the loss of life but from a practical side why spend the $$ to engineer the safety of humans. We have the knowledge to get the machines to do all we need done. I think the 21st century Buck Rogers needs to be back in the comic books.
    But I do think the whole package from Kennedy's challenge in 1961 until the Apollo 11 mission returned safely was one of the epic engineeering feats of history.
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    I was 7 living in Brunswick Maine... my mom had just gotten engaged to my 'new" dad, best dad :) it was a dang good year :)
  • Old SaltOld Salt Posts: 28
    Just returned from Vietnam, driving on the Pa Turnpike heading home listening to the landing on the radio.
  • FSM-MeatballFSM-Meatball Posts: 215
    Not sure. I was only 4 months old.
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Watching the moon landing at my parents house, 15 years old......
    The Naked Whiz
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
  • field handfield hand Posts: 420
    I was a young engineer working in the aerospace business at the time and was glued to the tv watching the big event.

    Marthasville, MO
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