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"That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." - Neil Armstrong

Giant Leap

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Today marks the 40th Anniversary of when man first set foot on the moon. So I consider this day a special day as it symbolizes when a major goal became a milestone that was accomplished by a large team of dedicated men and women working together for one purpose - to put a man on the moon.

That goal was put forth as a challenge by John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961. Eight years later (while on the Apollo 11 mission) on July 20th, 1969, as Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the lunar surface, he gave his now famous quote as included in the above wallpaper, as he accomplished this milestone.

In honor of this great feat, I created my new wallpaper to commemorate this event, which I've named "Giant Leap". I find it fitting that this wallpaper is my 69th motivational wallpaper overall - because this matches with the year that man answered this challenge. (And, no, I hadn't planned it that way. It just kind of fell into place.)

If you want to read more about this great event, you can check out the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, or watch it on YouTube here.
- Original blog entry from 07.20.2009

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Original photo found here. Used under the general permission granted by NASA's guidelines found here for public domain use.


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