The Big Step

My buddy Bryce Zabel is sharing his personal moonwalk memories…no, not more Michael Jackson hype, but how Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon changed his life and his relationship with his father. 

Back on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin kicked up their own moon dust when they became the first human beings ever to walk (or bounce) on the Earth’s Moon. The world is probably evenly divided now between those who were alive when the Eagle landed in the Sea of Tranquility and those who weren’t. I was. It was unforgettable, but not necessarily for the reasons you might think.

2 thoughts on “The Big Step”

  1. I was just a kid when my mother dragged me out of bed and insisted I watch, “History in the making”. Now that stuff is so common place (space walks, etc.) we hardly pay attention. Do you think we’ll all remember the day Michael Jackson died?

  2. History in the making was NOT the day Michael Jackson died. The day Barack Obama was sworn in as the first black President of the United States, THAT was history in the making. I insisted that my 13-year-old daughter watch that. For the past few weeks, she’s been in a small village in France where the TV reception is nil…so she missed the non-stop Jackson coverage and the memorial. As far as I am concerned, she missed nothing.


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