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OT-Great day in USA history

lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,002
45 years ago today-Apollo XI lunar landing.  Right up there with the greatest engineering feats of the modern era.  And yes, some of us were on the planet when it happened.  Have a great day!
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    Without a doubt, one of the most remarkable accomplishments of mankind.

    Hard to believe that there are people who believe the whole thing never happened!
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  • GrillinoisGrillinois Posts: 65
    I was born on the day of the launch.  My first day home and this is what my Mom and I were watching (although I don't remember).
    Joliet, IL
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  • tksmoketksmoke Posts: 769
    Smoke and mirrors!!!  All filmed in a tv studio.  There really were folks who thought that.   Of course given the wide and weird views of folks today, that is easy to understand.  I can remember watching in total awe...
    Santa Paula, CA
  • mslawmslaw Posts: 241
    I was 14, with my family, huddled around an old Westinghouse black an white tv. Greatest scientific accomplishment in history.
  • HotchHotch Posts: 2,407

    A great day for the USA.

    Just imagine what we could do as a Nation today if we had the dedication and determination to succeed as those that made it possible to land on the Moon. 

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  • mslawmslaw Posts: 241
    Our nation has been dumbed down in the last 30 years. Adequate now is the standard. We need another visionary like John Kennedy or Ronald Regan. See, I'm being neutral by usuing a democrat and a republican
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 394
    Neil Armstrong = Boilermaker.

    He Boiler'd up on the moon!!
  • bettysnephewbettysnephew Posts: 1,131
    @mslaw said; "We need another visionary like John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan."

    We certainly haven't had one of those in the Oval Office for a long time.  But with all the folks in Congress fighting to line their pockets and empty ours, he/she would have a rough time doing anything that would be a benefit to the country as a whole.  We need a high goal to attempt to attain and then go after it.  We appear to be stuck in an age where "good enough" is OK, similar to the time following the War Between the States when "good enough" became the standard for all things.  Progress in the US was stagnant for a long time in that era.
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  • mslawmslaw Posts: 241
    Need a good ole cleansing like a French Revolution type
  • HotchHotch Posts: 2,407
    mslaw said:
    Our nation has been dumbed down in the last 30 years. Adequate now is the standard. We need another visionary like John Kennedy or Ronald Regan. See, I'm being neutral by usuing a democrat and a republican
    Absolutely, I hope one day soon, another modest and dedicated American will step forward to lead our great county to the front of the line. Earn back the respect we have lost around the world. Lead with the wisdom of are forefathers have given to us.

    "Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." Ronald Reagan 2 March 1977

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  • mslawmslaw Posts: 241
    Hear hear.
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,419
    edited July 2014
    Great achievement for sure....and one f my favorite movie quotes fits right in image
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,500
    Watched the landing at Aunt Agnes' house on a black and white TV.  Amazing accomplishment for its time.  We need another visionary in power.
    "If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock." - Arrhur Goldberg
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,554
    I remember the event and were I was.  A great day, a proud day. 
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,614
    edited July 2014
    mslaw said:
    Our nation has been dumbed down in the last 30 years. Adequate now is the standard. We need another visionary like John Kennedy or Ronald Regan. See, I'm being neutral by usuing a democrat and a republican
    @lousubcap - First year in college I fondly remember watching with the family as this event unfolded. Old enough to understand the significance of the technology and science, yet young enough to get excited about space travel. (sorry for the following political note)

    @mslaw - so true, but IMO it was easier for both those Presidents. There was a strong and large middle class, well educated and well paid. They had the determination and the dedication to proudly get the job done, the envy of the world. Today, it is much more difficult, you are either part of the upper class (usually trying to move jobs offshore to reduce costs) or part of the one or two degree minimum wage crowd. 
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  • berndcrispberndcrisp Posts: 882
    edited July 2014
    I was 13 and playing golf when they landed, lots of car horns blowing in the hood for 5 minutes and watched 'the step' that night. 

    The visionary of today, to me, is not eligible to be our President. 

    He created and sold Pay-Pal and currently is the CEO of; Solar City, SpaceX and Tesla Motors. His vision of the future is for the benefit of all mankind and the earth. Elon Musk.
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  • mslawmslaw Posts: 241
    You may be right. But, he's a capitilist.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,002
    Shameless bump because of the significance of the endeavor!  
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