Although those first steps on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were more than 40 years ago, it was such an amazing achievement that I doubt that there are too many people who wouldn’t immediately recognize the phrase “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
I was interested to read that the moon landing came at the end of his NASA career as Mr. Armstrong retired as a NASA astronaut in 1971. His name is so linked with space travel that if it was reported that he had passed away in the actual building containing mission control I wouldn’t have been surprised.
I have done a post about the Australian movie The Dish before, but I am going to share it with you again as it is such a favourite in our house. This movie is the reason why when I said “Oh no, Neil Armstrong died today” the kids immediately knew who I was talking about.
Watching the crowd completely engrossed in the moon landing on the old television in this movie still gives me the chills, what an amazing thing it was.