Anniversary of the First Moon Landing

Today is the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing. Neil Armstrong emerged from the lunar module called “The Eagle” a few minutes before 11 pm EDT, walked down the ladder, planted his foot on the moon and said “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” (› Play Audio).  I remember the night well.  It was the summer after I graduated from high school (side note – my high school won the state of Illinois Science Olympiad this year!).  My friend, Dennis and I dragged their TV out into the middle of the back yard (with…