Today is the 50th Anniversary of the liftoff of Apollo 11 that carried Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin to the Moon. This remains one of the greatest fetes of mankind. To think that your cellphone has more computing power than that rocket is pretty astounding. Those men had courage to do what they did. It’s amazing to think about what went into this mission.
I wasn’t born quite yet but to me being born during the year of the voyage to the moon was pretty special. I hope there will be another trip someday. It’s been too long.
July 1969. It’s a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.
Source: July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind | NASA
It’s 47 years ago since man landed on the moon. It was a dream that became reality. It took smart, dedicated, courageous people to make this happen. These brave souls are heroes in my mind. I am glad they did this so our future in space would be realized for generations.
I was born in 1969 and this was one of mankinds greatest achievements. We honor those who made it happen 46 years ago. It is a shame we haven’t been back since.