EDITOR'S COLUMN: Captivated by space

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By Don Worthington

Ask someone of the “Tang and Teflon Generation” what happened on July 20, 1969, and you might get a blank stare.
But tell them what happened 50 years ago and they will recount for you almost every detail of that evening, from the location and size of the television set to how long they had waited for the historic moment.
At 10:39 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, fulfilling at least one half of President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 goal of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.”

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