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Thirty five years ago today, Neil Armstrong stepped down, and said those famous words.
I was only seven years old, and TV broadcast it live. My mother woke me up to watch it.

So, where were you that infamous day?
 

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In front of the tv listening to Walter Cronkite like just about everone else. (Old black and white Sylvania set that we had to use a pair of pliers on to change the channel).

What made it infamous?

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I was with my parents at a friends house that had color TV. We did not get our first color TV (a 25" RCA) until 1972.
 

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They took off without me

16 July, they left for the moon on my youngest son's first birthday.

20 July, they landed on the moon on my middle son's fourth birthday.

21 July, they took off for lunar orbit, while I was sound asleep on the couch in front of the TV, ostensibly waiting for take-off.

As usual.
 

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Playing softball with the Artful Dodger team… it was a Sunday afternoon and the game was a bigger deal than the moon landing… which was all done in a studio somewhere, anyhow. I saw it all exposed in some movie with O.J. Simpson, and he wouldn't lie about something that important, would he!?

 
 

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DeanSpeir said:
Playing softball with the Artful Dodger team… it was a Sunday afternoon and the game was a bigger deal than the moon
The LM touched down on the moon at 4:17 EDT but the actual "one small step..." was after 2200 hours.
 

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I was 10 yrs old, on vacation with the family in San Diego.

I remember watching the events from a B&W in a store front in Old Town.

At that time, I remember anything being possible...then the vacation ended.

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DeanSpeir said:
...which was all done in a studio somewhere, anyhow. I saw it all exposed in some movie with O.J. Simpson, and he wouldn't lie about something that important, would he!?
You are talking about Capricorn One, which also had Mr. Barbara Streisand (James Brolin) in it. It was actually about a Mars mission, but the same technique could have been used.

You can read all about it on whatreallyhappened.com, if you are one to believe any of that BS.
 

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Hmmm - had just moved to VA from FL where my Dad had worked construction at the Cape. The space program was a big deal in my house where we had watched Apollo and Atlas shots from our front yard in Melbourne. Same B&W tv the rest of y'all had :D
 

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I was home on a break from summer (boarding) school, and watched it with my parents and sister. We did have a color TV, purchased the year before.
My Mom let me stay home from school for every launch for all the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo launches up through the moon landing. Those were exciting, heady days....
 

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My parents, brother and I were at my grandmother's house.

I recall some "older" folks, then and for years afterwards, saying it was all a hoax.
 

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Sitting in my apartment on E. 63rd, in front of the B&W TV, trying to stay awake after some pre-EVA imbibing at Maxwell's Plum.

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Tim:

I left Japan the year before, after living and working there for 3 years. Were you working there, or in the military?

Harvey
 
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