@Sallent 's thread on the anniversary of the Apollo 11's launch I thought I would add a thread in honor of the incredible achievement of landing a human on another celestial body. July 20th, 1969 @ 10:56pm EST Astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. 50 years ago today! The Technology to make this happen came from many nations as many milestones were passed around the world such as: V2 Rocket - the first man made object to enter space (Germany 1944) Sputnik - first satellite in space (USSR 1957) Vostok - carrying the first human (Yuri Gagarin) into space (USSR 1961) and finally through the vision (and funding!) of JFK: Apollo 11 - first human to land on the Moon (USA July 20, 1969) As we all know this event changed the way we looked at ourselves and our place in the universe in which we live. My Dad kept the local Toronto newspaper which I have displayed in my home. He used to tell me the story of that night all the time when I was young. It must have been something to behold. Back then I often asked him to repeat it. He was downtown Toronto at the city square watching the newsfeed on large screens ...one of 30,000 to attend. Just imagine how many million around the world experienced this life changing event together - mind blowing! My wife and I were both born in 1969.. me in January and her birthday is coming up in August. She does joke to the kids that I am so old that I was born "before man landed on the moon"... got me there! My only coin depicting Apollo... hard one for me to photograph - sorry about the pic quality. But it's sort of appropriate as the obverse looks a lot like this: Please post anything you deem appropriate.. I would certainly love to hear from our "more senior" members and what they recall when watching this event - must have been an amazing thing to behold. ----------- I was checking the TV listings and here is what is on today (Sat July 20) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary: Reliving the event Precisely 50 years after the original, we can see Walter Cronkite's CBS coverage on the streaming service, www.cbsnews.com/live. That's 4:17 p.m. for the moon landing and 10:56 p.m. for the first steps on the moon. “Apollo Moon Shot,” 5-9 p.m., Smithsonian. Four of the five documentary hours rerun, peaking (8-9 p.m.), with the moon landing. The fifth part – viewing the near-disasters with Apollo 12 and Apollo 13 – reruns at 1 and 10 p.m. “8 Days: To the Moon and Back,” 8 p.m., PBS, rerunning at 9:30. In a clever combination, this uses the actual voice recordings of the astronauts, but sometimes seamlessly uses actors for visuals. “Apollo: The Forgotten Films,” 8-10 p.m., Discovery, rerunning at midnight; also, 7 p.m. Sunday, Science. “Apollo 11,” 9-11 p.m., CNN (barring breaking news), rerunning at 11. It's a lush movie, using 70mm film, that has been running in theaters and (in a shortened version) on IMAX screens Cheers!!!