One Small Step July 20th 1969

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I was 8 years old when this happened and while I remember my family traveling down to Florida to watch an Apollo launch I'm not wholly sure if it was this one, what I do remember was it was very loud even from our vantage point several miles away along the beach. I do also remember that it was a Saturn V rocket and not the IV as I was given a toy model of it by my oldest brother. If I look carefully I can find the prints that were for sale around the space-center...
These are the photos from those days.
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/07/remembering_apollo_11.html
This is the wiki article of the event
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11

What are your memories (if applicable)... of this event? Do you have any momentos of the day? Anything your parents saved and passed along to you?
 

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What??? You believe that stuff??? Its all fake, filmed on a sound stage in NY!!!


Nah, I dont believe that. :)

I would have just turned 4, but I vaguely remember watching on a B&W TV one of the landingsall kinda fuzzy.

Such a cool thing. I wish politics and economics never came into the picture, just imagine what the world could do.
 
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Restoration of the video footage is here.
NASA lost moon footage, but Hollywood restores it


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090716/ap_on_sc/us_sci_moon_videoBy SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Thu Jul 16, 7:11 pm ET

WASHINGTON NASA could put a man on the moon but didn't have the sense to keep the original video of the live TV transmission.
In an embarrassing acknowledgment, the space agency said Thursday that it must have erased the Apollo 11 moon footage years ago so that it could reuse the videotape.
But now Hollywood is coming to the rescue.
The studio wizards who restored "Casablanca" are digitally sharpening and cleaning up the ghostly, grainy footage of the moon landing, making it even better than what TV viewers saw on July 20, 1969. They are doing it by working from four copies that NASA scrounged from around the world.
"There's nothing being created; there's nothing being manufactured," said NASA senior engineer Dick Nafzger, who is in charge of the project. "You can now see the detail that's coming out."
 
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