The Eagle Has Landed!
WOW! How time flies. 50 years ago, Armstrong's first step onto the lunar surface was broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience.
His famous line became history and is recognized around the globe. “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
He landed on the moon and NASA returned them safely to earth. This is something to be celebrated and discussed, as we live through turbulent times and get so spun up about things that are really not as important as standing together strong.
A little trip down memory lane….
On May 25, 1961,Kennedy addressed the United States Congress on ‘urgent national needs’, and declared:
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 the 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.
We propose to accelerate the development of the appropriate lunar space craft. We propose to develop alternate liquid and solid fuel boosters, much larger than any now being developed, until certain which is superior. We propose additional funds for other engine development and for unmanned explorations – explorations which are particularly important for one purpose which this nation will never overlook: the survival of the man who first makes this daring flight. But in a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the Moon – if we make this judgment affirmatively, it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.
AN ENTIRE NATION he said. It takes incredible energy and teamwork to do great things, and what worries me is how polarized so many people are not only at work but in families and in our own countries.
It is time to remember that you are very small in this huge world and although you can make a difference, it takes a lot of people to help you make a significance difference.
As my dad always said – yesterday is gone, you don’t know what tomorrow holds – the only thing you can count on is to live today as if it were your last. Don’t waste time in areas that will not create happiness, success and a brilliant future.
It is not that hard, but unfortunately many people don’t get it!