40th Anniversary Moon Landing

apollo-11-bootprint At 10:56AM EDT on July 20th, 1969 Neil Armstrong stepped out of Apollo 11 and took the first step on the moon and uttered the famous line “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.  It was one of those world changing moments and while there was competition between the USSR and USA at the time to be the first, when it finally happened I can’t forsee any other reaction than just awe. 

They only spent 2.5 hours on the surface of the moon leaving behind some scientific instruments, an Apollo 1 patch, a US flag, a commemorative plaque, a silicon disc and footprints.  I imagine that it only felt like minutes before they were boarding the craft for their return home.

Take some time today to reflect and visit the Apollo 11 40th Anniversary website.  A lot of the research and development the created the technology to make this possible, makes what we do today possible.

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