We Choose the Moon

20 07 2009

apollo 11

40 years ago today American astronauts became the first human beings to land on the moon. If you know me well at all you know how incredibly fascinated by all things space I have been ever since I was a small child. Today is an amazing day that reminds of the potential of human endeavor and how when we truly work and strive for goals that are pure and not self-serving we can achieve much. I leave you with a few tidbits related to this day in history and I raise a toast to Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins. I hope the “new world” we live in will seek the kind of adventure of those that came before them and move us forward to the next great check point in space. To Mars.

“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” -John F. Kennedy

Sam : There are lots of hungry people in the world, Mallory, and none of them are hungry because we went to the moon. None of them are colder and certainly none of them are dumber because we went to the moon.
Mallory: And we went to the moon. Do we really have to go to Mars?
Sam : Yes.
Mallory : Why?
Sam : Because it’s next. Because we came out of the cave, and we looked over the hill and we saw fire; and we crossed the ocean and we pioneered the west, and we took to the sky. The history of man is on a timeline of explorations and this is what’s next.

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4 responses

21 07 2009
mary

every day, i’d rather watch TWW over doing anything else.

21 07 2009
jason

I agree with Mary once again ….and going to the Moon was pretty damn cool too

24 07 2009
Bean

I remember a little boy, an essay and space camp

6 08 2009
Bean

ok, now it’s time for a new update

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