I was nine years old when this event took place. I remember seeing part of it at my Grandmom's house with the family watching. However, 10:39 pm was a little late for this kid. I nodded off before the main event. I remember watching the image of the LM sitting there on the surface of the moon for what seemed like forever for me. It's nice to be able to look back on this event all these years later and better appreciate what a sleepy nine-year-old could not.
I fervently hope I will live long enough to see humans set foot on another celestial body again.
Thanks to everyone involved who made this momentous event possible. You helped us dream of and aspire to more.
For one of my most popular posts on human spaceflight activity, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2010/03/progress-in-manned-space-flight.html