I when man "first set foot upon the moon?
I had been a fan of manned spaceflight since the mid 60's, I was
away at summer camp in northern Wisconsin, cut off from TV and
radio. It wasn't until several days after the mission when
one of the counselors was using an old newspaper to start a
fire, that I learned of the success of the Apollo 11
mission. I rescued the front page of the paper from the
fire and read about the moonwalk - at least to the point where
the article continued on another page. I still have that
crumpled page in my collection."
~Dr. William Hartel, St. Louis, Missouri
was 11 years old and I was at school. I remember hearing
the announcement on the intercom and all of us were really
~Debbie Walker, St. Louis, Missouri
were camping and on our way to Yellowstone Park and stopped to
camp in Rapid City, South Dakota so that we could vist Mt.
Rushmore the next day. That night one of the campers had a
black and white TV plugged in at the shower/restroom area where
we watched the landing on the moon. It was an awesome
moment to see for us, our children Brenda and Jack and their
cousins Donna and Terry who were also with us."
~ Anita & Jack Lewis, Affton, Missouri
was 10 years old and incredibly, happened to be at the Kennedy
Space Center when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. My parents
had planned a wonderful Florida vacation for my sister and me,
but their timing was a little off. It would have been
great to have been there for the liftoff. I do remember
watching the landing on TV in a big room with other
visitors. It was an exciting place to be watching history,
knowing it all began right there."
~ Cindy Lakin, St. Louis, Missouri
Head Beach on Landing with B&W portable 12" TV, lost
car keys in the surf and back at Savannah, GA. US Army
Flight School Instructor at 3am plus or minus when the first man
set foot on the moon. A great day for the United States of
~ Phil Hoza, Winnetka, IL