Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.
With those eight words the decade long race to the moon ended and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade was fulfilled.
It's been a long time since the United States space program has had the kind of support or clear vision since those heady days.
Hopefully they can regain that with increased competition from the Chinese and a new mission to the Moon to establish a permanent base there and a manned mission to Mars.
If the human race is to thrive and survive, we need to begin exploring the final frontier.
That includes establishing off earth colonies for humankind as well.