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"History is a sequence of random events and unpredictable choices which is why the future is so difficult to foresee. But you can try."  - Neil armstrong, July 19, 2009 | by Storm Crypt
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"History is a sequence of random events and unpredictable choices which is why the future is so difficult to foresee. But you can try." - Neil armstrong, July 19, 2009

Words of Neil Armstrong -- the first man on the moon, in an interview for the 40th anniversary of the moon landing -- just listened to it on CNN.

 

Just have to cut my Paris/France series momentarily for this stock photo I took sometime last year, for the 40th anniversary of the moon landings. 40 years ago today, July 20, 1969, the first humans walked on the moon. Apollo 11 completed its mission. One of the greatest achievements of mankind. The Apollo project would then have several more landings after it. I would be born only years after the last lunar landing(the Apollo 17 mission -- the last mission to land on the moon), but I grew up seeing photos and reading books about the moon landings. One of the reasons why aviation fascinated me. Maybe in my lifetime I would see a lunar landing live on TV, but maybe not, maybe it would be a Martian landing this time, but we'll never know if NASA would go back to the moon. But other countries would be ready to probably do it soon.

 

Here's to the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. A toast to the human's indomitable spirit.

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Taken on July 20, 2009