The debate on whether the US really did make it to the moon or was the whole thing staged in a studio will forever haunt conspiracy theorists. But indeed it was an iconic moment in man’s history. For thousands of years, man has not only feared moon, but worshiped it as the moon was beyond human understanding. Writers and poets romanticised the moon as well as painted it as a dark omen in horror stories.
But when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, it showed that the only limitation that man has is in his mind. The rest doesnt matter. To challenge the myths, fairy tales propagated over thousands of years that man shouldnt challenge nature and the day man steps or colonizes moon would be end of the earth and its dwellers has been proved as sheer bunkum.
He stepped on the moon a good 6 years before i was even born, but i have grown up on tales of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon by my dad. How he listened to the commentary of the same on the radio. How the whole world was captivated and thrilled by what was then considered an audacious trip by man to a place where no one has gone ever. How the Americans beat the Soviets to the post on becoming the first men to land on the moon.
Before Michael Jackson moonwalked, there was another person who actually walked on the moon and it was Neil Armstrong and this is how his family wishes people to remember the great man
‘Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.’
A perfect tribute to a great hero. Neil Armstrong. RIP.
Read a detailed article on the man and his moon mission at The Daily Mail
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