Friday, 20 July 2007
Do You Remember?
Do you remember where you were 38 years ago, on the 21st of July 1969 , if you were in Australia, or 20th July 1969, the official recorded date?
Where were you when Aldrin and Armstrong walked on the Moon?
I was in 5th year high school, and we all went to the assembly hall, all 900 of us or however many there were. They scattered all the TVs the school owned throughout the hall and we sat, in our formal rows of chairs, rivetted to the flickering grey images... of a man climbing down a ladder, stepping on the Moon's surface....the MOON'S surface...and speaking those famous words we all remember, if we were there.
I also clearly remember that night, as I put the garbage bin out onto the footpath for collection early next morning, looking up at the luminous Moon in the night sky, and marvelling to myself ..." Wow, there're human beings up there...NOW... people.. up there, on the Moon!"
So...do you remember where you were?