It wasn't such a small step, but it was a step.
At exactly 4:17:39pm Eastern (20:17:39 UTC), on July 20th, 1969, a contact sensor attached to the legs of the NASA Lunar Module Eagle - carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, indicated it had just touched down in the Sea of Tranquility on the surface of the Moon. At that moment, they became the first of only 12 humans - so far, to set foot on another world.
Forty four years has passed since then. We need to get out of NEO and get back to doing exploring. Stop pussy footing around and go. Yes I know there are reasons to stay, primarily the cost. But the great unknown is now out there. There is nothing left to discover- at least on a grand scale, here. No more continents, poles to reach, mountains to climb, or oceans to cross. The oceans are space now. And it is about time we set sail on that next vast ocean.
Second star on the right, and straight on till morning.
Photo of Buzz Aldrin, taken by Neil Armstrong, July 1969, The Moon. - (c) NASA #NASA #apollo11 #theMoon #SpaceTheFinalFrontier #spacephotography