The takeoff takes place in the middle of a desert. There was one very big lake. Me and my friend stand on one side of the lake while the takeoff was on the other side. Neil Armstrong drives a car past us and waves at us.

The whole crowd begins to clap their hands. When there is 10 seconds till takeoff, we hear a countdown. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, three two one takeoff! I see a giant smoke cloud under the rocket, and after that a big wave of fire.

It begins to lift up and all of us are stunned. The takeoff was successful, and we start clapping. We stand looking at the rocket flying further away probably for 30 minutes. We are the last people standing there beside 4 other families.