It was actually 47 years (47.5) to be exact, wasn't it Fish? I had just turned 11 and we were all glued to the TV at our house. And we watched every single lift-off of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs that preceded the moonwalk. It was an amazing time to be a kid. And in my naivete, I was sure we would be beyond the moon--maybe to Mars!--by the end of the 70s or 80s.