July 16, 2009

Happy Birthday!


On this day in 1968 Barry Sanders, Larry Sanger and I were all born. And a year later Apollo Freaking 11 blasted off for the moon! (Oh, and I got a puppy on my first birthday).

On the 20th we'll be remembering when Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon, but my parents swear that it's also the day I took my first steps as a one-year-old as well. Kinda cool, no?

The Big Picture has a amazing set of pictures from the Apollo 11 era that still get to me (and I don't even really remember it all).

And you can see President Kennedy's full length 1962 speech right here.

"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win..." -JFK

2 comments:

doug0077 said...

Many happy returns. Only a few more years before you can earn an official "old coot" designation like my own!

Doug

Teacherninja said...

Thank you, sir!