Neil Armstrong, the first human being to set foot on the Moon, has recently died.
Here's a picture taken by Buzz Aldrin, his companion on the surface of the Moon on the Apollo 11 mission. This picture was taken when they just got back from their first moonwalk.
It must have been an incredible moment for them, realizing that this was the greatest day in their lives and that they just made history.
Last Saturday I was driving in my car late in the evening and I saw the half full moon, hanging low on the horizon and looking a bit yellow, and ofcourse I had to think about Neil Armstrong and the incredible adventure that he lead there.
Think about it in a Cosmic perspective: Armstrong was the first human to literally step out of Earth onto another celestial body.
It's going to be a long time before we step on a different one...
(I am watching streaming from Amazon [free with Prime membership] "Start Trek Enterprise". It's the first high definition Star Trek TV show and it takes place in time before the original Star Trek, and it portrays the very first attempt of humankind at deep space exploration. The Vulcans have been with us for 90 years or so, helping or supervising us, depending on who you ask...)
Tony Alicea Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
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