You might be old enough to remember the Apollo 11 mission.
The historical achievement took place on July 20, 1969, when an American crew landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on the moon.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July the 20th as a holiday: Space Exploration Day. It was created to promote the private, entrepreneurial development, exploration and colonization of our solar system, galaxy, and universe.
Neil Armstrong famously said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” just before stepping upon the lunar dust. Armstrong was joined on the moon by fellow crewmember Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. The third astronaut, Michael Collins, orbited in the mission’s command module.
Armstrong and Aldrin spent only a few hours on the moon, walking about and setting up some simple experiments. They left their footprints, a United States flag, and a plaque that read, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot on the Moon — July 1969 A.D. — We came in peace for all mankind.”
Recently, the successful launch of two astronauts on a SpaceX Crew Dragon made history on May 30. It gave us truly spectacular views of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket as it launched a crew for the first time.
Only 12 people have walked on the moon, the last two in December 1972.
In 2004, President George W. Bush committed the country to a return to the moon by 2015. We missed that date, but Elon Musk is at least trying.
Space exploration is fascinating. It’s exciting to know that we’re still curious about “the final frontier.” As Agent Mulder said on the TV show The X Files, “The truth is out there.”
Financial planning also takes an adventurous spirit. At Money & Clarity, we are determined to dive in and explore the best options for your portfolio. It takes determination, resourcefulness, and rigorous attention to detail to discover what’s right for your financial future.
Why not give us a call at 513-563-PLAN (7526) or book online to schedule a free portfolio analysis? Let’s reach for the stars together. Call us today.
Nikki Earley, CFP® & Dan Cuprill, CFP®
P.S. In the next post, I’ll share another winning wealthy mindset. A certain Kenny Rogers song comes to mind…
P.P.S. To learn the steps you can take to protect and even capitalize on recent investment volatility in light of COVID-19, check out my webinar.