Thursday, July 21, 2011

"End of Era" - Retirement of Space Shuttles

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

42 years ago, exactly to date...The United States became the Leader of Space Exploration after President Kennedy challenged America to be the FIRST to walk on the Moon. July 21, 1969 - Neil Armstrong walked on the moon as the American people were watching in amazement from living rooms across the country. As he stepped off the Lunar Module and placed his boot in the surface, he said those famous words "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."