Monday, July 20, 2009

Man Walks On Moon!!!

"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."
- President John F. Kennedy, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 12 September 1962.

Today three men were honoured, 3 men that changed our world forever and travelled man's most incredible journey and undertook one of our greatest achievements, the moon landing. They are Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Today, hailing the Apollo 11 astronauts as "three American heroes," President Barack Obama said exploration spurs ingenuity and inspires students in math and science. The President commemorated the day 40 years ago when man took his first steps on the moon. He said that that Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins were the touchstone for excellence in exploration that inspired the scientists of today.

Astronauts attending the ceremony at the White House, including others from Apollo missions, made a pitch for a mission to Mars. Yesterday at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Aldrin and Collins, expressed concerns about NASA getting bogged down on the moon. Aldrin said the best way to honor the Apollo astronauts "is to follow in our footsteps; to boldly go again on a new mission of exploration. Four decades have passed since Neil, Mike and I passed across the blackness of space to win a race," he said. "This time, instead of a moon race, we can try to make the moon a true stepping stone to more exciting and habitable destinations ... If we persevere, we can reach Mars itself before 2035."


Civilian Overseer said...

We can seek out hot new alien life and sleep with it!, We'll wipe out the uglies.

vaughan said...

Creedon you fool!Don't you listen to RTE they had an "Expert" on who has proof that the Americans never went to to the Moon they've been secretly working on a Space Shuttle with the Russians for the past forty years so advanced that it crossed from Dublin to Shannnon in between 4 to 8 seconds and he has Proof...PROOF I TELL YOU!!!! (vaughan begins to play with his lower lip and saying "Wibble")

Former Grunt said...

What the Colonel couldn't refer to in his report here [without sounding negative to his CinC] was that in his speech yesterday the MessiObama compared Kennedy's goal of reaching the Moon by 1970 to his own goal of reforming the education standard of the US. As if you can compare one of the greatest events in the world to the basic standard of education. Apart from not knowing where Canada is or even the location of the state of Alaska they're otherwise as clever as the rest of us, so buy a Geography book or DVD for everyone and the job is done. Going to the fuckin' Moon? Now that's a real challenge.