... was the launch of Apollo 11, the mission that took men to the surface of the moon. But that's not what I want to talk about.
40 years ago this Saturday, while our brave astronauts were hurtling through space toward the moon, Senator Edward Kennedy was also hurtling through space, launched off the Dike Bridge toward the waters of a channel on Chappaquiddick Island. While our astronaunts all made it home safely, one traveler on Ted's craft was not so fortunate.
If there were three cable networks back in 1969, he would have never survived politically.