Wednesday, July 20, 2016
One Small Step....One Giant Leap
I know exactly where I was on this date in 1969. I was sitting in front of an old black & white television set in the family room of my childhood home in Quincy Illinois along with my parents as we watched Neil Armstrong make that first step on to the surface of the moon. What a monumental event. It was one of those events in life that stays with you for a long time.
Today our explorations into the space outside of the earth's atmosphere have evolved and advanced and we now have an International Space Station that is in constant orbit around our planet. Many times, I've walked outside to watch that station pass overhead. It's just a light in the sky but it thrills me every time I see it. Did you know that you can see it too? Go to the "Spot the Station" website and enter your location information and they will give you a schedule of when the station will pass overhead where you are. The time and direction is very precise and accurate.
So, where were you on this date in 1969?