Saturday, July 20, 2019


Astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. Photographer Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong. July 20, 1969.
To those who reason and dare.

On wing of flame and metal,

on prayer of people free,

on blessings of Apollo,

Castor, Pollux, Mercury,

on mind enough to reason,

on heart enough to dare,

an Icarus American

took Saturn to the air.

To Luna Incognita,

with Terra far behind,

Our Icarus reached for

the greatest feat of all Mankind.

The world stood wordless watching

and quelling myth of old

of doom by melted waxen wing

to those who dared too bold.

And... Our Icarus transcended,

and found Tranquility.

and showed at last what Man could do -

yes, even you and me.

Men did this fifty years ago.

So, know how far you'll fare

with mind enough to reason

and heart enough to dare.