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20 July 2009 @ 12:17 pm
The Far Call: The Eagle has Landed - 40 A.A.  
I've missed too many of these, I fear. For the fortieth anniversary of man's first landing on another celestial body, I started planning more than a week ago. Rather than lean on my usual hymn to the Apollo astronauts, I was going to post footage of Walter Cronkite, and his reaction to the landing. On Thursday, the avuncular delivery of The Most Trusted Man In America was a significant part of my post reflecting back on the launch of Apollo 11. I even uploaded a special icon for the occasion.

And then, on Friday, Mr. Cronkite passed away, making my plans both more appropriate and more poignant.

Back to you, Walter.

I feel: nostalgicnostalgic
Drakedrakegrey on July 20th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
A pity that, before he passed, Cronkite didn't address Congress or write an editorial about the need for America to return to the Moon. I bet if he had, we'd be much closer to have done so, instead of all these false starts Reagan and Bush gave us.