This Week...To the Moon

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This Week...To the Moon

 

July 20, 1969...Many of us here remember watching that historic step. Growing up in Houston, you couldn’t help but feel a close connection to NASA and anything to do with space. 

 

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Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.    Neil Armstrong



I’ve been lucky enough to see daytime launches when we lived in Orlando as well as an amazing nighttime launch from our balcony when we lived in Delray Beach. 

 

It’s easy these days to take for granted that these big machines can actually take off and fly.  Just the other day Larry, who used to fly F-4s, said that there are times he sees a plane flying and even he can’t believe they can fly. 

 

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(Below is one of my favorite quotes!)

 

I just kept reminding myself that every single component in this spacecraft was provided by the guy who submitted the cheapest tender. 

 Michael Collins



If you haven’t had a chance, take a look at some of the videos from 50 years ago, not just of the launch and landing but of us...how we were 50 years ago.  One nation, coming together to watch, pray, hope and cheer on this amazing feat. 

 

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There's a historical milestone in the fact that our Apollo 11 landing on the moon took place a mere 66 years after the Wright Brothers' first flight. Buzz Aldrin



I know you may not believe everything you read on the internet but this is a link to an interesting photo and article...The Only Human Ever to Exist Who Isn’t In the Photo. 

 

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I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges.  Neil Armstrong



 

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Whatever your “moon” is keep shooting for it!

 

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

What an interesting space journey you took us on...And I like the Michael Collins quote also.  And the Police Song Walking on the Moon's lyrics,

Walking back from your house
Walking on the moon
Walking back from your house
Walking on the moon
Feet they hardly touch the ground
Walking on the moon
My feet don't hardly make no sound
Walking on, walking on the moon
Happy Saturday!  A
Jul 20, 2019 05:58 AM #5
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Hi there, Kathy. Love this post and I was always fascinated with the space program.  Our family always tuned in to watch. I'm not sure I'm that interested in walking on the moon, but it's cool to know someone has done it. I do enjoy gazing at it and reaching for it. 

Jul 20, 2019 06:31 AM #6
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Hi Kathy... how well I remember watching that moon walk on a small black and white TV in an apartment I was sharing in Washington, DC with a sorority sister. It feels like yesterday in some ways and like a century ago in other ways. We were all so less jaded back then. And when you think about how excited everyone was about the "new" computers that helped make this possible and today we are walking around with cell phones that have multiples and multiples of computer power greater than those computers that took our men to the moon! And who of us is excited about all that computing power we have at our fingertips these days? We just take it for granted.

Jul 20, 2019 07:41 AM #7
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Michael Jacobs when you consider the equipment that NASA had then and what we have now, it is amazing. 

Barbara Todaro YOU?  No way. 

Donald Urschalitz never on my bucket list...claustrophobic and not too fond of heights. 

Jul 20, 2019 08:20 AM #8
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Hello kathy,  i always say shoot for the moon, if you miss it you are still in the stars.

 

Jul 20, 2019 09:55 AM #9
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Good afternoon Kathy. I remember this like it was yesterday. Some things just stick with you.

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Hi Kathy Streib it's been a remarkable week following along with the stories of the first moon landing. All kinds of interesting interviews with the people involved in the process on land and on the moon. Buzz Aldrin is a kick! He gave several awesome interviews. And the below is...mind boggling.....

There's a historical milestone in the fact that our Apollo 11 landing on the moon took place a mere 66 years after the Wright Brothers' first flight.

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Wayne Martin we are again in difficult times and it is imperative that we look at all that we have as a whole. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Oh dear, I'm going to be singing that song for the rest of the day. 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD LOL I have no earthly interest in walking on the moon...or leaving earth for that matter. A friend's father handled PR for NASA and traveled with the astronauts on their world tour. I'm too claustrophobic to be cooped up in that capsule. I'm also a tad afraid of heights so no moon shots for me!!

Jul 20, 2019 02:58 PM #13
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Nina Hollander We haven't toured NASA in years but plan on it soon. I can't wait!!!

Will Hamm that is an excellent saying!!! And, you're right. 

Sheila Anderson they do. I know I was in college but I think I watched it at home with my family. 

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 thank you!!!  I watched an interview of Michael Collins earlier today!  It's mind boggling when you think about the equipment we had then vs what we have now. 

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I like that quote! Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's  desire to understand  

Neil Armstrong

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"I just kept reminding myself that every single component in this spacecraft was provided by the guy who submitted the cheapest tender."

That isn't something I'd want to think about while I was flying around up there!

Jul 20, 2019 05:17 PM #17
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jul 20, 2019 05:18 PM #18
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Thanks for the post.  And wow.. some very interesting memories you have.

Jul 20, 2019 06:39 PM #19
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Good evening Kathy Streib ,

What a great post bringing me back as I was glued to the TV..what a monumental occasion!  Such an achievement and everyone was so excited!

Jul 20, 2019 07:40 PM #20
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Morning Kathy.

A little hitory lesson that I did not know.  Interesting, thanks

Jul 21, 2019 01:59 AM #21
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And so it is...to the Moon and Back...as much as we can imagine ..

Jul 21, 2019 02:04 AM #22
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That was definitely a huge historical moment - and it IS amazing how soon after the very first flight that happened.

I'm surprised planes fly also. Those things are heavy.

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Kathy landing on the moon was an amazing accomplishment, but I believe we have far greater accomplishments in our future.

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