Monday, July 20, 2009
Over The Moon?
Actually, I never got over the moon.
To get so far and so high seemed such an achievement back then. And it still does today.
This hunk of rock that slowly rakes over and across our lives still drags a breathless fascination out of me every time I see it.
The boldness of the Apollo programme’s achievements remains undiminished and unequalled; a Heath-Robinson lash-up traversing distance and expectations against the odds.
The fact that only a small bunch of men out of the billions on this planet made it there and back a handful of times only deepens the pull and attraction of its mystery.