How was the mood on the day we landed on the moon?

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  1. braveheart

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    was it like the super bowl or soccer woldcup final?
    buying beer and food for barbecue...

    were you/people excited?

    was that the most important thing for everybody on that day?
     
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    Great anticipation.
     
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    did you experience it? I was 4 month old...
     
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    The most exciting thing I'd ever experienced as a 10 year old. Space was my main interest as a kid. Followed all the missions and loved every minute.
     
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    We were driving back from Galveston, to our house in Houston, listening
    to it on a.m. radio.(in our ugly sea foam green Pontiac Catalina)
    Yeah, I think "great anticipation" was the mood.
     
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    I was two months old and baptized on that day.
     
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    Bigger than any sporting event.
    Adults, kids, everybody.
    At least that's what I remember.
    Most of that type stuff was even watched in school although I don't know if that particular event was scheduled correctly.
     
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    I watched what I could on TV. If I remember correctly, the three networks were all broadcasting the same thing when important events happened (launch, insert to lunar orbit, the descent, and first step).

    Everyone I knew was talking about it.

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    The Apollo 11 in Real Time website has a lot more conversations than I remember being on TV. Very informative.
     
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    could you watch it on TV afterwards that day? I guess, it was breaking news on every channel...
     
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    I was 11. To this day the coolest thing ever. Hope I live to see them do it with mars.
     
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    I guess, the homecoming was a big thing,too..
     
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    yes,that will be my "first moon landing" :)
     
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    cool,I was baptized at 12...:)
     
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    just have seen a great documentary about that...
     
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    great,thanks :)
     
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    Everyone stopped and were watching the tv or listening on the radio - and so did many retail stores I think. Here is a piece from CBS Sunday morning about the broadcast - it gives a great feel for how the country was feeling.

     
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    School... on a Sunday...in July? Hmmm.
     
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    Probably not - I was very young - maybe it was at Sunday School? I have a vague recollection of being in school for that...holy crap is my memory bad.
     
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  20. Tom CT

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    The crowd that gathered in Central Park to watch the live broadcast looked pretty stoked. Love this picture -
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