Well, the great event occurred one day short of one year before I was born. But it was probably the most talked about topic for the first ten years of my life, even beating a certain 4-2 footy result into 2nd place. (Fulham vs Macclesfield, FA Cup 3rd round 1968 of course).
Some of these conspiracy theories are really quite convincing, especially when the questions and contradictions remain unanswered. A certain M3EYP can be so taken with them that he finds it hard to accept that man set foot on the moon. But then he can be very suspicious about most things - even dear Julia!
I can well imagine the thrill of 20/21 July 1969 though, as in one week of my year-long school Foundation radio project, the students and I listened in to the ISS as it answered questions from a school in Cornwall. This was exciting, including for me (it was my first ever listen-in to the ISS, as well as the youngsters), so goodness knows what the euphoria was like for landing on the moon some forty years ago!
I see news that USA and China are both planning to go to the moon in forthcoming years. Will we live to see the first Moon SOTA association? If you thought you needed oxygen on Everest…!
Please call me for my birthday party Backpackers Contest effort tomorrow. It’s the big one - the big three nine
73 and calling occupants of interplanetary craft,