Apollo Eleven landed on The Moon forty-nine years ago. Three brave Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were the first crew to go there. It was one of the greatest achievements in the history of the world. All of this was done in a tough time for America as well.
Technology then wasn’t as good as it is now but a lot of smart, driven people came together to make it happen. It has been awhile since we have been there, maybe another visit would be good.
John F. Kennedy’s charge to America was to go to the moon. It gave this nation something to strive for and to work towards. He made the resources available for hundreds of highly skilled engineers, designers, technicians, doctors and so many more to reach the moon in July of 1969. It’s amazing what they accomplished back then with the technology of the era. Unfortunately Kennedy would not live to see it come to reality but his dream opened a whole new universe.
Leaving for work this morning I looked up and saw the Moon. You know its always there and for some reason it caught my eye and made me gaze upon it for a moment. The awesome thing about creation is all the cool things like the Moon that hangs in the blue sky of day and the dark sky of the night. At its fullest it can shine and light up our world in its own way. Perhaps the Moon is something we should think of as a constant. We just might need it to give us some much needed balance and perspective in the busy world we live in. The moon has its purpose and so do we.
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.