Saturday, July 20, 2019
50 Years Ago Today We Landed on the Moon for the First Time
50 years ago today, at this moment, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were on the moon in their lander. At 9:17 PM my time (Central) that half-century ago Mr. Armstrong will have stepped out onto the lunar surface. It is an awe-inspiring thought that we as humans were able to point our rockets up off of Earth to reach the Moon instead of pointing them at other countries, if ever-so-briefly. My Grandfather, Raymond Burton, worked for NASA those years ago when we went to the moon and always had stellar stories about it and everything else. I miss him a lot, but all this reminiscing about when we went to the Moon would make him smile.