When America Proves That Anything Is Possible
It was one of the moments in American history that the people who could watch it for the first time felt like they were in a science fiction film. But with television cameras in every movement, the nation and the world watched on July 20, 1969 when three American astronauts landed on the moon.
This project has been worked on for years to ensure. You have to wonder about the amount of phenomenal work, expert engineering, and the extraordinary genius that creates a rocket ship and everything that is needed to make flight possible, even if people at NASA sit in silent magic and goosebumps when "Buzz" Aldren was the first man in history to set foot in another world and say those famous words -
"That's one small step for humans; one giant leap for humanity. "
The phrase, carefully prepared, has a lot of wisdom in it. Of course, touching the other world for the first time in human history is a remarkable achievement for America. But more than that, it marks a new era for humanity everywhere. Suddenly, the moon is not a distant myth, full of mystery and magic. Suddenly, people everywhere feel like they can also touch the stars if they exert their best efforts too.
It was also a big moment for the unity of all people. Some things cause the world population to unite and connect weapons and become one person, not a separate country. Most of the time, it is a terrible global disaster that makes us all bound together. But this time it's different. This time was a phenomenal moment so everyone stopped and watched and everyone knew that this was not only a big achievement for the three astronauts and scientists who put them there. This is a great achievement for mankind.
American history is filled with extraordinary events, both bad and good. But it's worth a while to sit down and reflect on what the first month of the landing meant and continues to be meaningful to Americans and the American spirit. You have to wonder if there are other nations that will have the ability, creative power, strong mind, and collective will to see such extraordinary achievements towards success.
Even more amazing when you remember that only a few years before, on September 12, 1962 that President Kennedy challenged America to rise to face this challenge in a speech at Rice University. It takes a lot of things to make something historic and the earth vibrate like the moon landing becomes a reality and visionary leadership like Kennedy shows that the day is a big part of why this landing made history.
This extraordinary achievement shows something extraordinary about the spirit of America. Americans are people who dream big. And to land a man on the moon took a big dream. But we not only dreamed of putting a man there, it was not acceptable unless we brought everyone home safely too.
Most American space programs have a history of phenomenal success in breaking through obstacles that have never been done before. Yes, there are setbacks and tragedies along the way. But Americans don't give up and through all the struggles we face, we face them together. But we never forget to look at the stars and dream that time again we see Americans set foot in another world and put a flag on the land to be a signal forever that America is here!