Southern Man

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

One Small Step...

Image of astronaut Neil Armstrong taken from the slowscan television camera mounted to the Apollo 11 descent module as he prepares to step onto the surface of the Moon, forty-one years ago today. That is, if you believe in that sort of thing.

If someone had told Southern Man back then that in forty years he'd be teaching astronomy to students who had never lived during a time when astronauts traveled further from Earth than low orbit, he'd have said they were crazy. If someone had told him that at that time that a priority at NASA would be outreach to Muslim countries he'd have laughed in their face.


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