Just Watched The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Which Happened 50 Years Ago in the US

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Neil Armstrong

Just watched the Apollo 11 moon landing which happened 50 years ago in the US. When asking my dad, who just immigrated to the United States from India the year before in 1968 for higher education and to pursue the American dream, here are his eloquent words about the moments around watching the landing, “I had travelled 60 miles, invited to stay over as a foreign student by a young host family of Roy Stewart, a scientist at famous Argonne Lab. Was glued to the TV all day long on 20th July of that famous period, in less than a year of my US arrival. It was the most incredible, gripping event of the century.. some 650 million from all walks of life all over the world glued to their TVs just like me… like one giant world family united together by the episode.. full of anxiety if this could really happen, fear if the mission will really end up in a crash, or if they reach there, what strange things will they discover… and will they even return successfully..?? Remember the computers of that era were way more primitive, as compared to even today’s pocket phones.. That was the most prestigious event for the world, and greatest reputation and regard for America in having accomplished the feat!! The most anxious event was the delay of some 20 minutes after landing was supposed to have happened, by which signals and photos appeared on the screen. And when that happened, the whole world went into a frenzy of clapping, crying and hugging that seemed to go on forever… unbelievable as it was!” For those that want to relive this. https://youtu.be/QBdyzTvA3oA

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