On July 20, 1969, millions of people gathered around their televisions to watch Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first human beings to walk on the moon. After a few more landings, our space scientists turned their attention to things like the shuttle. Now more than fifty years later, we are planning a return to the moon, and, after that, a manned mission to Mars is in the works. Exciting adventures lie ahead. At my age, I do not expect to see these things from Earth, but I do hope to look down from heaven. My prayers will be with these brave astronauts.