Happy Moon Day!


 

(Photographed by Erin Nicole Bowman)

50 years ago today, man set foot on the moon for the very first time.  A total of 12 men have walked on the moon, beginning with Neil Armstrong.  On four of them are still living — Buzz Aldrin, David Scott, Charles Duke, and Harrison Schmitt.  My hope is that someday, I’ll get to see us return.  Not to climb up on my soapbox, but there’s so much out there to be discovered that it seems tragic and foolish to limit our curiosity and our imagination to just one planet.  I hate to think that there may some day be a day when no one will be around to tell the story of personally walking across the Lunar surface.

In honor of Moon Day, watch as Neil Armstrong takes his steps on the moon back in 1969:

3 responses to “Happy Moon Day!

  1. Thank you so much for this. I have no trouble recollecting where I was; home in Pittsburgh with my orders sending me to Vietnam. Cronkite had Robert Heinlein with him. Despite the problems the country was experiencing – and would continue to experience, it was an awesome moment. We’ve traveled inward since then, though I don’t know if it’s made us any happier. I had about 700 science fiction paperbacks in my collection and was ready to go off planet. Perhaps another generation will carry on what those brave men did – I hope so.

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