Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Man on the Moon

On Sunday, I took my kids to the terrace, made them hold up their tiny thumbs, shut one eye, and blot the crescent moon out. “But if the moon is so small, how did Neil Armstrong walk on the moon?”, they asked.
“Don’t things look smaller when they are far away? The moon is actually very big- it seems so small because it is so very far away.” When they had digested that, we spoke about the stars, and of how very big the Universe was.
“So big?” they asked in wonder. Yes, and we are a part of it.
"Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year 
and yet far too little for the next 10."

Neil Armstrong
(August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012 )
Requiescat in pace

1 comment:

Chuck said...

I remember that day back in '69 watching this on a grainy 19" B&W television. Truly unforgetable. He was a brave man and a pioneer.


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