Monday, July 20, 2009
Apollo 11 + 40
Today is the day that we mark the historic landing of man on the moon. Forty years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped out of the lunar module and placed footprints on a foreign celestial body. A very riveting time for our nation and the world as a whole. I applaud NASA for replaying the tapes from those history-making days in real-time, I have been listening to them and have found much interesting material. No doubt that Buzz and Neil were very excited about the important and improbable feat that they were to accomplish on this day.
I encourage everyone to pause for a moment today to reflect upon the masterful and unlikely events of today and send a message to Congress that we need to return to the moon and go to Mars and beyond. It is our destiny as humans to seek out what is beyond our grasp and to explore what is beyond our reach. Godspeed Neil and Buzz and all of our astronauts.