50th anniversary of moon landing
July 18, 2019
I've been reading lately about this being the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. I'd like to share my memories of the time.
In July 1969 I was not quite 20 years old, recently graduated from Pensacola Junior College and working as a summer employee at Monsanto. One of my hobbies that summer was enjoying my first born nephew, who was born in July 1969.
As I heard the words, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” I was reminded that in 1961 John F. Kennedy had committed us to landing men on the moon and bringing them back safely by the end of the decade. Few...