Donald T. Worthington, Air Force electronic scientist, was on the leading edge of space communications.
EDITOR'S COLUMN: Captivated by space

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.