Those of us of a certain age have the memories.
I was 10 years old at sleep away camp. I remember them bringing us into the rec hall to watch on the black and white televisions. I can’t tell you whether it was live or a replay, but they wanted us to see it. At that age it didn’t mean much, then.
It means so much more now, when I think where we are as a country.
In this moment of remembrance on the death of Neil Armstrong, I’m actually quite sad. And not just because of his death.
Added: A family friend worked at Grumman on Long Island, which built the landing module. He gave us a really detailed model of the landing module, about 8 inches high on a circular board with the Grumman and NASA insignias. I kept it for many years, but don’t have it any more.
Here’s the image of the model:
This video is quite good:
Why I’m so sad:
Free contraception is the new moon landing
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