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07 January 2008

manic monday with mo ~ one

One summer day in July when I was ten years old, the nation...perhaps the world...gathered in front of the television. Not drawn by death and destruction…rather united as one in awe and hope….and with great national pride.

The grainy, shaky, black and white shape of one man…his slow, backward decent down the ladder…in a bulky suit…as he stepped off the Lunar Module, Eagle from Apollo One One (smile)

“… that’s one small step for man

one giant leap for mankind.”




It was one amazing feat of courage and science. Reading the Wiki article I learned a lot of details which were not originally reported…and a whole bunch I had forgotten. I’m feeling a little spacey this week…cause I’m getting ready to go to the Star Trek Museum….

More manic monday with mo minions and their posts of the theme one can be found at It's a Blog Eat Blog World.

14 comments:

Hammer said...

I was just a fetus at the time and the TV reception was really crappy in there :)

Bond said...

I was at Wayne Miller's house...we all sat in front of the TV with grins on our faces as we watched this incredible feat...wondering when we would be getting on the shuttle and visiting the moon

Jeff B said...

I remember when everyone gathered around to watch rockets, shuttles, etc. take off. Anymore they come and go without the majority of the people knowing. Guess it's just a sign of the times.

Mel said...

*nodding*

Gathered at the Aunt's house where there was a coloured television.

Age?
Good gosh....I don't remember and I'm not sure I'd confess it if I did. LOL

Desert Songbird said...

I remember this. I was a bit younger than 11 years old, though...

*grin*

Travis said...

An outstanding choice for today. I was 5 and must have been in front of the tv with my folks, but it's just not a memory I can recall.

Julie said...

Very excellent post considering your Star Trek visit coming soon! i don't remember much of my youth and unfortunately this happened then.

Roger said...

Nice moment in history Katherine! Thanks for sharing it!!

Matt-Man said...

I am jealous. I am a HUGE fan of Star Trek, but only the series and movies with the originals. Where's William Shatner's Oscar, Dammit!!? Cheers!!

crazy working mom said...

Perfect for this theme. Unfortunately I wasn't around for this ONE.

Oswegan said...

Don't you know that whole deal was put on in Hollywood?

~Oswegan

Turnbaby said...

I remember gathering at the small Catholic school I attended--it was a very momentous

Julie said...

Hello Katherine....I was stumbling through the MSN webpage and thought this might interest you:

http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/01/09/563202.aspx

I hope the link works as it is about Major Andrew Olmsted. Sorry to put this in your comments section but I can't hook into outlook express which is your email.

david mcmahon said...

A lot of those images were actually transmitted to the world through an Australian tracking stattion ....