"Here men from the planet earth first set foot upon the Moon ... they came in peace for all mankind."
Two days and 37 years ago, a man opened a small hatch in the side of a spidery little craft, clambered down a short ladder and placed his booted foot on the soil of this planet's closest neighbor. Two hundred forty thousand miles away, the teeming millions on our species' cradle paused in their wars, crimes and lives and watched.
There was a collective catch of breath. We had done it.
Mankind had finally taken its first long step away from its cradle.