That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind
Tribute to Neil Armstrong
(The First Man on the Moon)
U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, who took a giant leap for mankind when he became the first person to walk on the moon died aged 82 and left his mark on civilisation forever.
As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. As he stepped on the dusty surface, Armstrong said: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Those words endure as one of the best known quotes in the English language.
Neil Alden Armstrong was 38 years old at the time and even though he had fulfilled one of mankind’s age-old quests that placed him at the pinnacle of human achievement, he did not revel in his accomplishment. He even seemed frustrated by the acclaim it brought.
“I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks but for the ledger of our daily work,” Armstrong said in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” program in 2005.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong put his left foot on the rocky Moon. It was the first human footprint on the Moon.
He once was asked how he felt knowing his footprints would likely stay on the moon’s surface for thousands of years. “I kind of hope that somebody goes up there one of these days and cleans them up,” he said.
We hope that never happens – history has been written and however he felt about his achievement he has inspired millions and will continue to do so forever.
A person’s “footprint” or personal achievement is their’s alone and endures for generations. You can write your own history.
It was the “stuff of dreams” when we watched back in 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon.
Here’s the video for those who were too young to see it when it happend. We can remember being glued to the TV along with the rest of the world to watch this
This video has had 8,428,380 views as of today 26th August 2012!
So if you have a dream of financial freedom, lifestyle ….. whatever it is that tells you that life must change ….. you need to take that first step – there is no question about it.
Don’t live your life with regret.
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