The New York Times covered Obama's speech on the 40th anniversary of the first landing on the moon, which was yesterday, July 20th, when the astronauts of Apollo 11 took the first steps on that big rock that lights the night sky of our planet:
On the anniversary of the first landing on the Moon, several Apollo astronauts called for new emphasis on space exploration. Mr. Obama has endorsed the Bush administration's plan to return astronauts to the Moon by 2020, asking for a 5 percent increase in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration budget.
"We need to go back to the moon," said Eugene A. Cernan, the last man on the Moon as a member of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, adding that he was frustrated at the lack of preparation for a mission to Mars.
As we celebrate this landmark moment, let's hope for more great findings in space exploration to come!