Tuesday, July 14, 2009


This month, it becomes 40 years since man landed on the moon. On July 20 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man ever to walk the surface of our moon. I know many of us [me also somewhat included] are very skeptical about the truth of this event and doubt whether man even went close to the moon, but for the moment, lets forget whether the event was true or not. For a moment, lets cast aside our rejections and theories and try to think about the effects that this event had on human psychology. Let's remember that this event gave inspiration and shaped the lives of thousands and thousands of people out there like you and me who were scared about the unknown until then.

This event - forget fake or true, gave hope. And as Andy Dufresne famously remarks in The Shawshak Redemption, "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things; and a good thing never dies", instead of arguing whether this hope is based on fakeness or not, lets celebrate for a happy future based on this hope.

Presenting stories of a few people who's lives were changed/shaped because of this extra-ordinary event -

Click here.

Oh, and here are some remarkable pictures of the moon mission.

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