The update will be tomorrow. Today we are celebrating two things. DanRae's birthday. Happy Birthday DanaRae!!! We are also celebrating Neil Armstrong and man's first landing on the moon. We lost a true American hero yesterday.
The summer between my junior and senior years in college I was an intern at North American Rockwell. That was the summer of man's first landing on the moon. The spacecraft was built at North American's Seal Beach, California's facility. That is where I worked. We were given many incredible things after Neil Armstrong took man's first step on the moon, July 20, 1969. All of the following photographs are from the company newsletter.
One thing I do remember, well actually will never forget, is a few weeks after the landing they brought the space ship that went to the moon to the Seal Beach plant and displayed it. It was incredibly small. About the size of a small dinner table. The same day they brought the craft to the pant Neal Armstrong and the other two astronauts visited. There was one heck of a ceremony. Security back then wasn't an issue and you could get closer to your heroes then you do know. I pushed my way to the front of the line and shook the hands of the three astronauts. A day that will live in my mind forever.
Here is what I think are very stunning pictures of the mission to the moon. And I threw one in there with my name on it.
Questions for the day. Name the other two astronauts that were with Neil Armstrong on the trip to the moon. Who was the second man to walk on the moon? Who stayed in the the spacecraft (a module separated from the craft and took the others to the moon) and steered the craft? Which one later appeared on Dancing With The Stars?
And how long have I known DanaRae? HAPPY BIRTHDAY!