This Sunday will mark the 45th anniversary of what is arguably one of the most important technological achievements of mankind: Apollo 11 landing on the moon.
It’s hard to believe that it has been 45 years since we first made it to the moon. I have to admit, it’s always easy for me to remember how many years it has been since I born two years to the day after it happened. Share a birthday with a historic event and it’s easy to remember. It’s also an easy way to make yourself feel old, but it does make marking the occasion easier.
Now we’re finally looking at returning to the moon, potentially setting up a permanent base, and even looking at the possibility of making it to Mars. It has taken us a long time to get back out into the greater solar system, but it is looking more and more likely that it will indeed happen at some point. I just hope it comes within my lifetime.
So this Sunday, think about the achievements of those men in their tiny capsule as you look up into the stars. And also give a thought to those who will go forth in the years to come.