Christmas on the Moon

I’ve been reading Century’s Ebb lately and I had the chance to read a remarkable piece, “Christmas on the Moon.” The idealism there about the Apollo program reminds me of the film Apollo 13 and its beautiful score by James Horner. Here is an excerpt from the article:

Our thinking about the universe, our thinking about life on earth can never be the same since that moment when three men orbiting the moon paused from their routine to look back with tenderness over two hundred and forty thousand miles of space at the tiny blue earth which was their home. This was the day man proved his mastery of matter, the day he wiped out the unhappy prospects of Hiroshima.

– John Dos Passos, “Christmas on the Moon.”