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Tom Bryant Inactive Member24 Dec 2013 8:28 a.m. PST

I'm sure some of you are old enough to remember the significance of this date 45 years ago. If not, here's a little reminder:

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Here's another link to the story behind one of the most famous photos of the 20th century:

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To paraphrase Frank Borman: Good Night, Good Luck, a Merry Christmas and God Bless all of us, all of us on the Good Earth!

OldGrenadier at work24 Dec 2013 9:14 a.m. PST

I saw that on TV. I was too young to understand, but somehow I remember it. I was at my grandparent's house for Christmas that year. Maybe that's why.

Personal logo Texas Jack Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2013 10:22 a.m. PST

I do indeed remember it, though I was only six at the time. We lived in Houston and I was about as big a space nut as you could possibly imagine. The Apollo program was a magic time in my life and I am so happy to have experienced it.

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