Michael watched from the side window. He felt like a child again. The wonder of his surroundings, the thrill of a new experience, reawakening memories of family trips he enjoyed as a young boy. Each it’s own adventure.
Michael’s parents were avid travellers. While they could never sit still, they had taught their son patience.
‘Just stay in the car,’ they would say, ‘we’ll be right back.’
Years later, this memory echoed in his mind.
I came all this way, he thought, but it makes no difference if it’s one small step, or one giant leap, I must wait here.
On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 lunar module.
Michael Collins stayed in the module.