Godspeed, Neil Armstrong

With the news of Neil Armstrong's passing yesterday
20.X_moon69, I am reminded that what always most impressed me about the moon landing in 1969 was not the fact of the landing itself, but the fact that more than half-a-billion people on earth witnessed the event via television – still the largest audience ever assembled for single event on earth.

So here is an account of what that event looked like from the vantage point of the man who made it possible – Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television.  This is the final chapter of  The Boy Who Invented Television – A Story of Inspiration, Persistence and Quiet Passion by Paul Schatzkin.

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