Apollo 11’s moon landing was one of the most celebrated events in the history of the US, still, there were three Americans who missed the mankind’s first steps on the surface of the moon.
Who would have thought of missing mankind’s huge leap on the surface of the moon, actually there were three people who missed the historical event even though they were alive and kicking back then.
- On July 20, 1969, American spacecraft, Apollo 11, landed on the surface of the moon and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first astronauts to step on the moon’s surface.
- Around 93% American household watch it on TV, with New York reaching almost 100% viewership.
- Esquire spoke with 3 people on why they didn’t watch the moon landing, even though they were alive and lucid.
- Richard “Dick” Stratton, 87, missed the event as he was in a POW camp in Vietnam and was a subject of being tortured and interrogated day and night.
- He heard the news through the Vietnamese broadcaster, which went on to create a great feeling of pride and happiness during his over 2,300 days of tortures stay.
- Cynthia MacGregor, the second person interviewed by the Esquire told them that since she is more of an auditory person, the news was underwhelming for her.
- She said that the news didn’t intrigue her, and she doesn’t regret missing it.
- The third person was Robert W. Berliner, who was working in the US Navy as a supply officer on a submarine during the time of launch.
- Robert Berliner said since NASA hasn’t progressed beyond that point, to him the moon landing seems a rather isolated event.