July 20th 1969 is a date that lives on in the history books and the world won’t forget it anytime soon. 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin arrived on the Moon in the Apollo 11 Spacecraft, and I can imagine that it was a moment filled with a mixture of fear, excitement, euphoria. Neil Armstrong opened the shuttle door and became the first man to walk on the moon.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong
Millions of people watched in awe as the Americans finally plonked their flag right in the moon. A total of 12 people have successfully walked on the moon and 4 of them are still alive to this day. It is hard to believe that this was only 50 years ago. As we progress ever-so-quickly in this modern day and age, it got me thinking about what we can achieve next.
Will we manage to walk on Mars next or will we be able to create another earth that we can live on? There are endless possibilities and we have come so far already, from the first ever television box to mobile phones that fit in the palm of our hands and contain our lives. There is no stopping us. I hope for a day soon when you can come to the Dentist and simply have a filling done by a quick zap of a laser. I genuinely feel that it won’t be long until that is a true statement, as laser treatments are already being used in the dental world.
Our world is amazing and the human race is always something to ponder. I look forward to seeing the next steps that we make!
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