Saturday, August 25, 2012
When Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon in 1969, I wasn't glued to the television. I was camping, sitting by a campfire on a starlit night, staring at Luna in total wonder and amazement, knowing people were up there. The launch of Sputnik, the first satellite, had only been less than a dozen years before, so the enormous technological strides to achieve this goal in such a short time was truly impressive. As Neil said, this really was a giant leap for mankind.
1000 years from now, probably the only event of our time that will earn a notch on any chronology will be the 1st Moon landing in 1969. Real heroes are hard to come by. Neil Armstrong was a real hero.