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1.) DParker - 07/19/2019
This might be fun to start watching (or in my case, re-watching) later tonight when they get closer to the landing:


I was 8 years old at the time and was glued to the TV every second that I could be for the entire mission. I don't think I averaged more than 4 hours of sleep per day.
2.) bluecat - 07/19/2019
3.) DParker - 07/19/2019
We should send all of the Kardashians to the moon...one-way.
4.) crookedeye - 07/20/2019
I heard they wanted to send a monkey to Mars, I said where do I sign up!
5.) DParker - 07/20/2019
I kept that feed running in the background all day at work, listening to the radio chatter between Mission Control and the crew of Apollo 11. After they began the burn of the main engine in order to decelerate for lunar orbital insertion they passed around the far side of the moon, initiating LOS (Loss Of Signal), during which the spacecraft was cut off from radio communication with Earth. I was surprised when this triggered a memory of the tension that ensued as Mission Control and the world had to wait for Apollo 11 to complete that initial pass around the far side of the moon and emerge on the other side, resulting in AOS (Acquisition Of Signal) and confirmation that the burn had been executed successfully, and that the astronauts were successfully in lunar orbit...rather than having crashed into the moon or slingshot past it toward the sun. I was too young to really understand it, but my father...and Walter Cronkite...explained it to me well enough that I got that it was a critical moment. I was surprised at how viscerally the memory of those minutes of collective breath-holding, and the sigh of relief after hearing the crew finally responding to MC's hails came back while listening to it replayed a half century later.