Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Today Is a Two-Fer

Everyone knows what a two-fer is; two for the price of one.

Today’s blog is a two-fer…for today and tomorrow.

On July 20, 1969, the landing craft, Eagle, landed in the Sea of Tranquility on the moon’s surface.

(I know this is hokey but I just got goosebumps writing that)

On July 21, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon.

“One small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind.”

Buzz Aldrin soon followed. Michael Collins was piloting the Columbia, the Appollo 11 command module, as it orbited the moon.

Armstrong and Aldrin remained on the lunar surface for 21 hours and 31 minutes.

Hundreds of years from now when humans look back and our society is a blip in the ether—like the Neanderthals or the Byzantinians or the Phoenicians are to us now—they’ll ask, “What was the United States of America really all about?”

July 20-21, 1969 is the date they’ll see.

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