Where were you July 20, 1969?

Monday, July 20, 2009 8:35 AM
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Where were you when astronauts landed on the moon 40 years ago today? Share your comments with other readers.

If you were not around back then, we would still like to hear your comments on the Apollo program and renewed efforts to return to the moon -- and beyond!

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sunnyday
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sunnyday 07/20/09 - 08:52 am
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I was just over three years

I was just over three years old and remember watching the event live on a tall, wooden console TV with a tiny black and white screen. My parents told me that it was a very important event, and I remember how excited they were when Neil Armstrong descended the craft.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/20/09 - 09:07 am
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Uh I aint that old, but it

Uh I aint that old, but it was one of the biggest events to my Grandfather. RIP!

ggaston743
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ggaston743 07/20/09 - 09:20 am
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I was sitting in our den on

I was sitting in our den on Carlton Drive with my parents & grandmother. We were watching Walter Cronkite, like so many households around the country. I can still feel the amazement, because it seems so unbelievable. I think I remember walking or possibly running outdoors to see if I could get a glimpse of Tranquility Bay and those brave two American heroes – Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldridge.

HUH2
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HUH2 07/20/09 - 09:21 am
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The boys club on Division St.

The boys club on Division St. in the "T.V. Room". Standing room only. I was 7 we all knew this was a big deal. A loud chear rang out when the foot hit the moon.

LMS2005
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LMS2005 07/20/09 - 09:57 am
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I was10 yrs old at the lake

I was10 yrs old at the lake camping with my family & friends about 14 of us gathered around a small black & white TV it was pouring down rain

up2nogood
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up2nogood 07/20/09 - 10:02 am
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While I applaud NASA's

While I applaud NASA's efforts in 1969, sending more astronauts to the moon now seems like a foolish expense, espcially when our country is burdened with a one trillion dollar deficit.

rlhannon
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rlhannon 07/20/09 - 10:26 am
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Probably sitting around

Probably sitting around listening to AM Radio on WERK 990 in Muncie, IN. Pretty sure David Letterman was a DJ there back then. If I wasn't doing that, I was mowing our 3 arce lawn with a push mower. :-)

missaugusta07
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missaugusta07 07/20/09 - 10:43 am
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I was 4 months old,so sorry I

I was 4 months old,so sorry I missed it!

purmkinhed
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purmkinhed 07/20/09 - 10:44 am
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up2nogood, NASA is mostly

up2nogood, NASA is mostly funded by private organizations and receives very little from the government. So get your facts straight before you open your mouth the next time!

purmkinhed
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purmkinhed 07/20/09 - 10:52 am
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Oh and as far as I was when

Oh and as far as I was when they landed on the moon, I believe I was in front of the TV watching Walter Cronkite! lol

ss30809
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ss30809 07/20/09 - 10:56 am
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I was not even born yet.

I was not even born yet.

Spuds1694
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Spuds1694 07/20/09 - 11:01 am
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I was 8 years old, and

I was 8 years old, and watched it with my dad when we lived on James Island, SC... the lift off was just as spectacular...

augnewsgirl09
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augnewsgirl09 07/20/09 - 11:05 am
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I wasn't born yet, but I wish

I wasn't born yet, but I wish I could have been there! It seems like it would have been such an amazing experience.

UPSETMANIA
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UPSETMANIA 07/20/09 - 12:29 pm
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I was in San Francisco, CA

I was in San Francisco, CA waiting on shipment to a then little unknown country called VietNam. One year later on Christmas Day I did get the chance to see Neil Armstrong from a distance while he was touring with the Bob Hope USO Tour. Just seems like yesterday...where has time gone.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/20/09 - 01:40 pm
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I was 17 years old, spending

I was 17 years old, spending that summer deep in the jungle around the Kamarang River in Guyana, sleeping in a US Army tent-hammocks and helping build a church for an Amer-Indian village. We heard about the moon landing on shortwave radio that night, and the locals couldn't figure out what we were cheering about. But then, they thought the radio was sorcery and refused to be photographed as well. Their food (AWFUL stuff) was obtained by bow and arrows. The contrast between our worlds, what we valued and praised, was stunning.

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louisek 07/20/09 - 02:17 pm
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I was staying with my

I was staying with my grandmother that summer and we went to my aunt & uncle's house to watch the landing. The television was rolled out onto the open side porch where we were eating hamburgers, sliced tomatoes and pickled shrimp. Except for the youngest cousins who kept jumping off the porch to play in the yard, we were awed by the pictures on the screen. It was an especially significant sight for my grandmother, who had been born in the horse & buggy era.

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