40 years ago today, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong, left the Earth on an historic adventure. The hopes, dreams, and prayers of countless millions around the world went with them as they lifted off from Florida. 4 days later, the Eagle lander separated from the Columbia module with Aldrin and Armstrong aboard. After piloting the lander beyond the boulder strewn target, Armstrong annouced to Mission Control and the world, "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." On July 21st, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped out from the Eagle lander onto the surface of the moon. The same moon we, and every man woman and child ever to look into the skies has seen since long before recorded history, has seen, wondered, and dreamed about. The words he spoke at that moment were of his own choosing, beyond appropriate, and inordinately uplifting. He himself wasn't there, we all were, as a species. Man had achieved something words fail to adequately encompass. When you look into the sky and see the moon today, it's taken for granted what was accomplished with what by todays standards was hopelessly inadequate for the job. The people who contributed to the granduer that was, and is, Apollo 11; everything that led to it and beyond, should be proud of their acheivements. We, as humanity, should never let their memory fade.