Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Apollo 11: The Eagle Has Landed

On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin landed safely in the Sea of Tranquility on the surface of the moon.

And even Walter Cronkite lost it, just a bit....

At 10:56 EDT on that fateful Sunday, Armstrong stepped out of the hatch and took his first step on the moon.

As he stepped out he said, "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind", which broadcast caught as "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".

And with that step the human race had succeeded in leaving the boundary of Earth behind and proven that we were able to take the next step, a step into the universe.

With Atlantis on its way back to Earth and America's leaving outer space behind us, this is a sadder anniversary then most.

But still, here's to a time, when we as a nation, hell we as a planet were able to dream of so much more.

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