When someone asked me why the Purdy Good Block Letters Brock Purdy Starting Shirt Furthermore, I will do this Omega watch Armstrong was wearing was not technically the first watch on the moon it is because he had to leave it in the module when the onboard electric timer failed. When the two astronauts were finally able to see their home: a distant blue marble, the weight of this accomplishment came down on their shoulders as the representatives of all mankind. They were standing on the Earth’s only natural satellite which had been orbiting the earth long before the dawn of civilization. There was the awe and mystery of being on an alien world and the realization of how small and frail man is compared to the cosmos. Everybody thinks they know about the Apollo missions, but never stop to think just how complicated those 6 trips to the moon actually were. Men and women involved with the program worked within the limitations of 1960′s technology. The Apollo program was a huge success in the face of adversity and imminent danger. Someone had to be the first. America‘s cadre of astronauts were truly exceptional individuals. Sadly, no humans have been back to the moon since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. I would like to thank the people like Doug Parker and others who corrected my abysmal spelling and basically proofread this entry. Just because it was written on a holiday is no excuse for sloppy writing. Thanks guys! To all of the people who have upvoted this post and took the trouble to comment, it is humbling. I am reminded that the astronauts elected not to have their names added to the mission patch so that all the men and women in the program could share in the symbolic nature of this effort.