On this day exactly 50 years ago I, along with many other people, gathered in the cafeteria of the company where I worked and watched Apollo 11 with three men on board blast off for the moon. The company I worked for manufactured parts that were contained in the rocket.
It was a historic day for our country and the world or-as Neil Armstrong noted-for all mankind. Four days later man walked on the moon.
PBS is running many good programs about the Apollo moon launch. Be sure to watch one.