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One small step…

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There are very few times when I feel proud to be human but watching 8 Days: To the Moon and Back on BBC has managed it!

The bravery, ingenuity, passion and teamwork were incredible to watch. I was struck by the similarities to Hollywood’s Apollo 13 and how well the movie captured the spirit of the previous journey. It has been almost 40 years since man last walked on the moon and woman never has.
I believe it to be true that a modern calculator has more processing power than the huge computer that managed to get astronauts safely to the moon and back again. Just think of what might be possible now!

The Apollo 11 commentators thought that their great grandchildren would be going on lunar excursions; holidays! How wrong, and how sad. The hope and enthusiasm has diminished but the achievement never will.
My dad vividly recalls watching the moon landing live as a fourteen year old. What a superb memory to possess: a unification of 600 million people watching man’s greatest achievement. I hope we return to the moon again soon so that me and my children get the chance to witness history being made.

 

I am a phobic flyer and the last time I flew I blacked out on take off. The bravery of every person that has gone into space is just awe-inspiring.
I have never been interested in going to space but the sheer beauty of our universe is tempting even me right now. The moon is so near and yet so far. I was obsessed with it last year when there were supermoon, blood moons etc: it was simply fascinating! The first pic of this post was taken by me 🙂

Of course, our planet is beautiful too and we need to save it from human destruction. I want the children to learn that one small step is all it takes, to change the world, to make a difference. Each of us can make small steps that will improve ourselves and our planet: recycle, reduce meat consumption, turn lights off and heating down, take the stairs, buy ethically.
One small step. For me, for you, for all of us…

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10 comments

  1. We’ve loved all the celebrations of the Moon Landing. Rory’s ambition is to be the first person to walk on Pluto. It’s a big dream but who knows where science and technology will take us in the years to come! #GlobalBlogging

  2. I remember the moon landing, just like your dad. It is amazing what they accomplished with the technology 50 years ago. I read somewhere that a typical smartphone has 100 times more processing power than the computers used to get men to the moon.

  3. Love the pic you took! Very cool. Also, I agree – each small step makes a difference, and it’s something we need to teach our little ones.
    #GlobalBlogging

  4. This is such a great post about the history of the moon landing. Although we have come a long way since that landing 50 years ago; with so many inventions; we still need do lots of work to look after our planet #globalblogging

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