Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.
As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio, about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember.
Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.
I put up my thumb and it blotted out the planet Earth.
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did.
I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.
Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.
That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.