The world used to seem like a huge place. We would look up at the stars and contemplate what exactly we were looking at. We felt so small in comparison. When the space race picked up in the 1960’s, The USA was in a mad dash to be the first to travel to the moon. Not so much as to learn from it, but to be the first. The best. To inspire and show our superiority to the rest of the world. To show that if we set our minds to it, we can accomplish anything. In the decades that followed those first excursions, we have learned so much, had great success and heartbreaking failures. But the one thing we have seen is that we are indeed, very, very small.
First footprints ever on the moon. Photo:Reddit
Michael Collins took this photo and was the only person in the history of humans, that wasnt in the frame of the image.Photo:Reddit
The Challenger explosion brought home the dangers of space exploration. 1986 Photo:Reddit
In this Jan. 28, 1986 picture, two unidentified spectators at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., react after they witnessed the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Photo: Reddit
The moon landing is often accused of being a hoax. That’s ludicrous.Photo:Reddit