My thought is not that we didn't try to go in 69, we made an honest effort to get there, but they got lost and used most of the fuel before they got there so they had to turn around and come back. They then made a videp on a hollywood type stage and put it on TV, only 8 people knew of the conspiracy and most of them are dead now. They had to make it in 69 out of respect for John Kennedy, but they didn't make it they didn't make it man.
The real production wasn't faking a trip to the moon, but those tv programs trying to prove it was faked. I felt like calling the cable company and demanding a refund, not only for the time I watched it but also for the electricity used by my tv.
Shophound... hehe that is exactly how it was for me too! My dad got me out of bed to watch it and we were both really in to the space program. A great memory to be sure. Like you said... our whole family was rivited.