Last night I got home from a softball game and I happened to look up and there it was, just hanging out. It looked so serene in the sky and I took a moment to enjoy its magnificence. I'm talking about the moon.

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It's been a while since I took a moment to admire that giant ball of beauty. I can't describe the feeling that it gave me as I just stood there and gazed upon it. If you feel on edge or stressed, take a minute some morning or evening to just look up. It's God glorious.

Neil Armstrong Walks On The Moon

July 20th is "National Moon Day" in honor of man taking its first steps on the moon. It was 52 years ago, July 20th, 1969 that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Armstrong was part of the Apollo XI crew. We all remember Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin but can you remember the third member? His name was Michael Collins.

On July 20th, at 10:56 p.m. Eastern time, Armstrong begins his climb down the ladder. When he stepped onto the moon, he uttered these immortal words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."  While he was speaking, communication was lost for a moment between "for" and "man."

Apparently, he said "That's one step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind. Go here and decide for yourself. Either way, it was such a major accomplishment against such great odds. I was only four at the time so it was past my bedtime so I don't really remember it.

Jeff Bezos To The Edge Of Space

So 52 years later, Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man will be launching himself and three others into space. It'll be an 11 minute trip to the edge of space. Take-off is expected at 9 a.m. if the weather cooperates. You can watch the live stream here.

 

 

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