One small step...

Brooklyn Currents | 7/21/2015 | 0 comments

It seems that for any anniversary of an important event to be marked by the general media, it has to be aa number of years ending in 5 or 0.

We at don't really use that as a criteria – if it's important enough, the anniversary should be marked even if the number ends with 6 or 7. And it doesn't have to be directly related to Brooklyn, either.

This time, in fact, we're going beyond Brookluyn – way beyond. We'd like to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the first time a human stepped on the surface of the moon. The human was Neil Armstrong, and the date was July 20, 1969

It was also the first time in history that such an event could be seen, as it took place,  by billions of people through television.

Any of us Brooklynites over age 40 will remember very well seeing on the TV screen, "LIVE FROM THE SURFACE OF THE MOON," and hearing Armstrong declare: "One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind" (we've placed the "a" in brackets because it was not heard in the transmission – a debate continues as to whether it was garbled in the 250,000-mile trip to receivers, or if Armstrong misspoke).

We'd like to know where you were on July 20, 1969, what you thought of it at the time, and what you think now. Email us at

Any really interesting responses we get, we'll be happy to forward to NASA.


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