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Monday, July 20, 2009

One Small Step...One Giant Leap

"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish."
~John F. Kennedy
July 20th, 1969
Men walked on the moon for the first time and our world, our universe as we knew it, was forever changed....
Thank you Neil, Buzz and Michael.

10 comments:

salmagundi said...

I knew that things would forever be changed that day - both nationally and personally. Our first child was a baby in 7/69 after being married for 9 years - I was so absorbed in that personally, but knew the importance of the moon walk, too. Momentous for me!!! Have a great week, Susie Q. Sally

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Sure wish we still felt the magic that used to be part of our space program. How is it that we manage to take it all for granted, as if it's not some miracle of engineering everytime a shuttle goes up??

Cheryl Wray said...

Loved this post, and it was such a special moment in our history!

Dana and Daisy said...

this is definitely one of those "I remember where I was when" moments in history!

Lisa said...

I remember my Grandmother waking me up so I could watch the moon walk. It was so exciting!

SmilingSally said...

I remember a sense of relief that now the Russian would not overpower us! I was so afraid that they'd "beat" us and control space. LOL

bj said...

I was in awe just as everyone else ...and knew history was in the making in a huge way!

Melanie said...

Quite an achievement. I was in Chicago at the time and watched the landing on a TV through a store window. Hope you're having a great week!

Kelee Katillac said...

Brought increased hope and optimism and expectation to the world! Raised the limit on possibility!

Gretchen said...

I showed my kids my baby book today (I know, I'm late--we were on vaca, but Time Magazine prompted me). Inside, is a 10 cent stamp with Neil and the flag. I was 3 mo. old, and my mom was thoughtful enough to put it in and write the date.