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Sunday Inspiration: Sky’s the Limit

Sky's the limit

“Don’t tell me sky’s the limit when there’s footprints on the moon.” -Buzz Aldrin

One of the most inspirational moments of our age was the first time a person walked on the moon, which occurred 50 years ago yesterday.

Most of us who are old enough can remember where we were and how we felt when Neil Armstrong stepped out of his capsule and onto the surface of the moon and said, “That’s one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.”

But Buzz Aldrin — the second man to walk on the moon — spoke words that may have captured the spirit of that historic accomplishment even better. And on Friday we had the good fortune to hear them repeated in person by astronaut Scott Kelly at an inspiring lecture.

For me, and I’m sure many others, it was a time of incredible possibility when it seemed that we could accomplish anything we set our minds to.

What was it like for you?

6 Comments

  1. Nancy Lepri on July 21, 2019 at 11:38 am

    An historic moment! 🌙

  2. Terry Guerra on July 21, 2019 at 11:59 am

    It was awesome! In our front room as a young girl, watching on the big black and white console T.V. I was awe-struck.

  3. Leigh Shaheen on July 24, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I was a young Army wife in Key West, with an 8-month-old baby and a super-busy husband, and no family help around. Oh yeah, and I was 6 months pregnant with my second son, too. 😳 I had barely five minutes to catch a glimpse of the moon landing on our 15-inch B&W TV. But I remember it clearly, and in that five minutes I marveled at the sight.

  4. Lynn Ross on July 27, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    We had no TV or wanted one at the time, so we were invited upstairs to the landlord’s apartment on Alden Street in Meadville, PA. We took our two-month old daughter, Latrelle, in her car bed and were happy to watch it. It was a wonderful experience. I’m still thrilled that I saw it as it happened. But 50 years? It’s not possible. 🙂

  5. Pam Reed on July 28, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Neil Armstrong’s biopic movie – First Man, starring Ryan Gossling – is the movie my two oldest “Atlanta” grandsons were in! Altho their scene was eventually cut, at 6 and 7 they learned a lot more about that moon landing than most 6 and 7 year old kids! It was an exciting time all the way around for everybody to watch it on TV now!

    • Emilie Richards on July 28, 2019 at 9:23 am

      What an exciting time for your family and grandsons, even if the scene didn’t make it into the film.

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