On July 21st when Neil Armstrong announced his ascent onto the surface with these words: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.". He literally and figuratively transformed our simple human race from an Earth bound species to a more complex species capable of moving off our planet and existing on another orb in space. It is as if we were elevated as a species in this one special moment. Our time has come and although it has been nearly fifty years since that step onto another "rock in the sky". Our next step will be coming in a matter of a few years, not decades any more.
It has been for me a long wait to get past the bureaucracy of small minds more concerned with profit than knowledge but we have finally broken the dam. We have rovers on Mars, probes in space, an amazing space telescope that keeps piquing our interest all over our solar system and beyond and a continuous space station that is ready and able to assist in experiments that cannot logically be done here on Earth. We even have private companies whose purpose is to build colonies wherever feasible in our solar system. We are moving forward now and the next step taken on an orb in our solar system is not only going to be soon but it will not hesitate to continue.