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Jul172019

We came in  peace

One Giant Leap

Fifty years ago on July 16th 1969 at 9:32 am (EST) Apollo 11 was launched from Kennedy Space Center and on July 20th we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing.

The three occupants referred to as “Three Amiable Strangers” were Moon Commander Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin as Lunar Module Pilot and Mike Collins as Command module Pilot.  Written on a plaque and placed on the ground where Neil and Buzz walked were the words:

“Here men from the planet Earth

First set foot upon the moon

July 1969 AD

We came in peace for all mankind”.

In an article written by Mark Aloysius SJ entitled “Encountering the Self in Space” he poses a question for us to ponder:  “Has space exploration deepened our understanding of our own selves as human beings within the cosmos?”. To read his entire article click here.

“That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." -Neil Armstrong July 20, 1969.

Click here for Memories of Apollo from people all over the world

 

FUN FACTS: 18 Apollo Facts You've Never Heard Before 

 

-Sr Mabel St. Louis, csj

Photos: Source: NASA

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