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Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

The path of a cosmonaut is not an easy, triumphant march to glory. You have to get to know the meaning not just of joy but also of grief, before being allowed in the spacecraft cabin.

Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.

For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.

The regret on our side is, they used to say years ago, we are reading about you in science class. Now they say, we are reading about you in history class.

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.

Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

 

Buy why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may as well ask why climb the highest mountain?

Published: February 1 20:21, 2013