Greetings, all! Myself, I was 15 years old at the time. And, that day, guess what? I had just attended the 7th & final day of that year's International Assembly, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. I got home that evening, just in time to watch the adventure on TV. I had no doubt that humans had put to use marvelous technology to get to the Moon, or, Luna, so I have never been one to believe the "conspiracy theories" that it was all staged in some studio somewhere. But, you know Folks, it's always fascinated me, that in the entire history of humankind, just a "handful" of people have ever had the experience of viewing Planet Earth from the vantage point of that body out there in space, called the Moon (Luna) Most people, in the history of the human race have looked up at night, and looked at the Moon. But, only a few have looked back from "up there" back at Earth. I am pleased that images have been recorded on television, and photographically.
I plan to watch "Chasing The Moon", next month, on my local PBS TV station.
Space exploration is "humbling" That leads into another thing that I have thought about. That is the short video, which you can view on the Internet, called, "The Pale Blue Dot." It's a photo of Earth, as captured by one of the Voyager spacecrafts, from billions of miles away from the Earth. Carl Sagan had requested officials of NASA that the spacecraft turn its camera around, to photograph Earth, from that distance. That pale blue, dot, suspended in a light beam, as photographed from billions of miles away, was....US! Our home...our planet. It is a very humbling video/photo to watch, with Mr. Sagan's thoughts about it. It you've never seen it/heard it, try to do that. Best Regards, Everyone.