Apollo 11 blasted into space 40 years ago today. It's destination...the moon. And for a kid who grew up a space cadet and flew model rockets, this was a big, BIG deal.
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Astronaut Gene Cernan said that in order to ride a Saturn V you had to fall in love with it first. I loved the thing, I still love it, and I want to ride it! Forget space shuttles and starships, I want to ride a Saturn V. Anything else pales in comparison.