The day of the moon

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Image from Earthblog. (Note: This is not Apollo 11, but a later mission.)

Today should be celebrated planet-wide as a day of wonder.

Forty-seven years ago, humans set foot on the moon. It was an astonishing achievement — three men in a tiny capsule who traveled 240,000 miles to land on the lunar surface, walk in its dust and, most important, return to Earth safely.

The Onion captured it best:

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Neil Armstrong was a bit more circumspect in reality. But still, what a thrill.

Here’s to you, NASA, and all those who contributed to this moment.

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