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Old 06-23-2014, 04:57 PM
 
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So CD members, where were you when the moon Landing happened in 1969? What were you doing then?
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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In my pajamas in the living room with my parents, up way past my bedtime. I remember the announcer saying "There it is!" about Armstrong's first step on the moon, but I remember thinking that it didn't look like he actually took the step yet.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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Carpathian mountains. We had summer vacation with my mom. Watched it on black and white TV and house owner said - what are they walking there on? She didn't know moon is a small planet.

Also, not sure, why to start a thread on this?
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I was home with my family and all set to watch it when an hour and fifteen minutes before the scheduled first step, my mother suddenly went into labor with what would prove to be my little sister. There was no time to hunt down a babysitter, so I was whisked off to the hospital with them. I remember being pissed that I would have to miss the moon landing for such an unimportant, to me, reason.

I was stuck in a waiting room with no tv, although I could hear a radio broadcast of it coming from the nurse's station. My sister timed her entrance perfectly, emerging from the womb about three minutes before Armstrong emerged from the Landing Vehicle.

The news all collided at once and my memory of it is a bit blurry. When I was allowed to see my sister, my mother asked what I thought we should name her and I jokingly said that it should be "Luna." Even though they had already picked out a name, my parents thought this a delightful idea, and so it was Luna.

Now, none of the above is true. I was actually 19 years old and watched it on tv at home like most people. But ukrkoz asked what the point of this thread might be, and I figure that it is hoping someone has a real story like the one I invented above.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Sitting in my parent's living room, watching it live(7 at the time, but a "space geek). An amazing event, not something to forget. It's amazing how far we have slipped in 45 years.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:12 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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So CD members, where were you when the moon Landing happened in 1969? What were you doing then?
I wasn't born or even conceived yet back then.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:27 AM
 
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So CD members, where were you when the moon Landing happened in 1969? What were you doing then?
4 years old watching it on TV. Very vague memory.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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We were at the beach.

It was a sweltering July day, and there were hundreds of people there... maybe somewhere in the low thousands. Many of the sunbathers had their radios on, and when the live announcement was broadcast - "Houston, Tranquility Base here.... the Eagle has landed" - a spontaneous roar erupted as the entire crowd let out a tremendous cheer. It was an incredible moment, one I'll never forget. The only thing more amazing was watching Armstrong's first steps on the lunar surface several hours later, in the middle of the night.

There was a part of me that could scarcely believe what I was seeing, and while I long ago became quite jaded about the whole subject, I've never forgotten what that emotion felt like at the time. It's quite a memory, and one that will live clearly in my mind until the day I die. I wonder if there was ever another event in American history that so many people deliberately stayed up so late to watch.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:34 AM
 
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So CD members, where were you when the moon Landing happened in 1969? What were you doing then?
I saw the landing at a drive-in theater in Dallas. I can't remember what the main feature was but it may have been 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Not even a thought yet. Not for 16 more years!
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