50 years ago today, America successfully landed men on the moon. I was a very young boy but I knew it was a fantastic achievement. My family had been on vacation in Myrtle Beach and my father (for the first and only time I remember) actually broke the speed limit to get us home in time for us to huddle around the fancy new color tv he recently bought for the occasion (I was a little bummed out the first steps were in black and white ). So many people to thank...start with the tax paying citizens of the United States, the politicians that recognized the value in such an endeavor, a president with a vision, the real heroes of the day...the men and women of NASA and all those around the country lending their hard work and innovations to the program. Of course, not enough can be said of the men that risked (and gave) their lives in this amazing undertaking. We (citizens of the planet) owe so much to this program for the incredible advances in technology we enjoy and generally take for granted today. Thank you all for your efforts! So, were you alive when it happened? Did you watch it live? If so, where were you?