Memories of the day a man first walked on the moon

Memories of the day a man first walked on the moon.

By Bob Gunner, Editor & Publisher - On July 20, 1969, when I was 14-years-old, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step on the moon.  And I was in awe.  Living in Houston, known at that time as the "The Space City", one could not help but be impressed with exposure to rockets and astronauts.  Every kid dreamed of growing up to be an astronaut.

Our dreams back then were fed with science fiction television shows like: Lost In Space, cartoons like: The Jetsons, and tons of comic books.  

We all wanted Dick Tracy's 2-way radio watch (which soon became a 2-way tv communicator), watched the skies at night hoping to see a flying saucer, and invented all kinds of future technology in our mind's eye.

Over the last decade, we saw some of those technical dreams come true like personal computers, micro televisions and The Internet.

We have also seen the public's interest in the exploration of space decline.

Due to government cut-backs, the space program has been reduced to a few projects, and hardly anyone pays much attention to it any longer.

I pray that changes and the U.S. space program renews interest "in going where no man has gone before," as quoted by Star Trek in every shows intro.

I want to see those children out in the yard playing astronaut again...


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