Showing posts with label Moon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Moon. Show all posts

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Eagle has landed

On 21 July 1969, in front of our black-and-white TV set in the living room of 16 rue Rambuteau in Paris, it was almost as if I were there on the surface of the Moon, alongside Neil Armstrong.


Christine and I watched the incredible events unfolding in real time on our fuzzy TV screen. In an adjacent bedroom, our two-and-a-half-year-old Emmanuelle was no doubt far more fascinated by the presence of her two-months-old brother François. I've always looked upon François and Emmanuelle, in a way, as Children of the Moon.


That was surely one of the USA's greatest hours.


And yesterday, one of the USA's greatest quiet heroes went back to the Moon, forever.