It was exactly 52 years ago that Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Lunar soil.
It is, indeed, a monumental occasion. For so many reasons.
One of the many things that has happened as a result of this historic mission is that today, July 20th, has become National Moon Day.
So today we look back over that amazing achievement. It is, in my estimation, the Crown Jewel for NASA and quite possibly for the US.
I will never, never forget what I was doing at the moment Mr Armstrong thrilled our Nation and the world with this stellar feat of human achievement.
And it’s a very good time to just reflect on how awesome it is to have our luminous, singular moon.
And to think about space exploration and new vistas in general.
It’s ever onward and upward!
“Moondog Ben” Basile
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