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Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon
Seven enduring memories from our yearlong ‘Boomer History’ project:
Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon
Notable events from our shared experience
Astronaut Neil Armstrong
We've looked back at the year's departures to remind us about our own mortality and consider how notable personalities have shaped our lives and the wider culture.
For 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.
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If 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.
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I love space stuff - not enough to take physics or anything, but enough to really wish I had the cash to chase solar eclipses around the world. Why? Because I was in grade school during the best years of NASA's Apollo Program and some of my fondest memories are of our little family huddled around the TV to watch the launches and splashdowns of Apollos 14 to 17.
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