Friday, July 20, 2012

july 20, 1969: the moon, it's still out there

The first moon landing.  Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon, and Americans were riveted to their televisions to witness the moment (I wasn't.  I was living in Germany with no TV, and who knows if the Germans were covering the story anyway?).

The vision everybody had at the time is that it wouldn't be long until there would be passenger flights to the moon.  Well, that doesn't seem to be happening.  Do you know how many other people after Armstrong and Aldrin actually have walked on the moon?  Ten!  None since 1972!


elke said...

Ooooh! Did the Germans cover the story?
Yes Sir, even in the necks of the woods they did. But: Sorry YOU didn't have TV then. :-(

When I think about it, you wanted to get me out "of my reserve" with a little transatlantic provocation, right ?

Howard said...

Elke -- It's good to know that you're still out there.. :-)