Today is the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.
Even though I was only 6 at the time, I remember thinking of Michael Collins “All that way and he had to stay in the capsule” as Neil Armstrong and (Edwin) Buzz Aldrin got to land on the moon.
I know there are those who feel that as a country there are more important things than space exploration to spend money on. No doubt. But as a child I recall the race to the moon as a time when we had a common goal, and celebrated this achievement with an excitement greater than that of a city celebrating their winning sport team, because this was an entire country reaching its goal.