Monday, July 20, 2009
To The Moon
40 years ago today, I rushed home from my job at Ladera Taco to watch a man walk on the moon. We sat in our living room watching the landing and then that famous "one small step". We went outside to look up at the moon where a man was walking. A man was walking on the moon!
Today we take space travel for granted. There is a space station that people travel to and from without much notice from us. Space shuttles take off and land while the rest of us go about out business. We only pay attention when there is a disaster or the possibility of a disaster. But I still remember the awe I felt in 1969 when, for the first time ever, there was a man on the moon.