Apollo 11

This Week in Boomer History: Men on the Moon … Chappaquiddick … Malaise

Posted on 07/13/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience Edward M. Kennedy drives off a bridge after a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Mass., on July 18, 1969. Kennedy escapes the submerged car, but Mary Jo Kopechne, a former campaign aide to Robert Kennedy, dies. Two semiconductor pioneers and a pair of venture capitalists found chip maker NM Electronics on July 18, 1968. It soon changes its name to Intel. Gladys Knight, age 8, appears on the TV show Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour …

Neil Armstrong: Thanks for the Memories You Gave Us

Posted on 08/27/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyFor many boomers, the moment on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on an extraterrestrial orb is indelibly etched in our memories. Those memories flooded back a little more than 43 years later at Armstrong’s passing at age 82. On AARP’s Facebook page, nearly 1,000 people posted messages about where they were when the Apollo 11 crew made history and what Armstrong and his moonwalk meant to them. “God bless you Neil Armstrong, …

Neil Armstrong: 5 Things You Might Not Know About the First Moonwalker

Posted on 08/25/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyIf you were around on July 20, 1969, you probably spent that evening as an estimated 500 million others around the world did, eyes glued to our TV screens as we watched astronaut Neil Armstrong climb down from the Apollo 11 lunar module and take the first steps by a human on the surface of the Moon. And decades later, the words we heard Armstrong utter at that history-making moment — “It’s one small step for man, one giant leap …