What happened 49 years ago?

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Real Estate Agent with Samsel & Associates 0790808

I remember it well.

I was only a kindergartner, but I remember it well. My parents insisted that my sisters and I come inside and watch TV - rare enough indeed. "Some day you'll remember this," they told me. "It's very important."

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So I watched the giant lumbering Saturn V launch surprisingly gracefully into the sky. I didn't understand why this was important. I didn't know why my mother was crying. I just knew something big was happening.

To kids today, moon landings are dull. They happened in the past - when TVs were black and white and no internet existed that we knew of. But my parents's excitement was contagious. They thought what we were watching was incredible - actually unbelievable - even though they had heard President Kennedy six years earlier promise it. 

It may have been one small step for Neil Armstrong, but to the world, it was indeed a giant leap. A leap where science could propel us into the future. A leap where we don't rest on our laurels but instead continuously strive for better and more. A leap where the entire world is transfixed by one image. And now, we imply that science has achieved the unimaginable, so surely the mundane must follow by routinely saying "If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we...." 

The moon landing is often credited with ending the Cold War. Forty-nine years later, I wonder if the Cold War ever actually ended.

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~ Wayne & Jean 

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Nina Hollander
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I was in college when this happened and my roommate and I had a small black and white tv... but I remember the excitement of watching this event. Shame that many are so jaded about this today.

Jul 20, 2018 05:18 AM #1
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl,

I remember this event to and it was monumental! In 1969 it was hard to fathom we could launch a someone to actually land on the moon. n exhilarating time of hope and promise and heading feeling we were invincible!

Jul 20, 2018 05:26 AM #2
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Wayne and Jean,

It was a great moment in history, and led to more space exploration. Wishing you a great weekend.  A

Jul 20, 2018 08:24 AM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Wayne & Jean, I remember it well too and my recollection differs from yours, when President Ronald Reagan met Prime Minister Gorbachev and they had a private conference is what really  was considered the start of the end the cold war just sayin:))Endre

Jul 20, 2018 09:37 PM #4
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Joan Cox
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Wayne & Jean, that was big news back then, and we sure have come a long way since then!  

Jul 22, 2018 06:20 AM #5
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Wayne and Jean - remember watching it on TV.  And my parents watched the blast off from the Cape in my uncle's boat.  He was an aeronautical engineer for NASA.

Jul 24, 2018 08:55 AM #6
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