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One small step...

Markus Hotakainen

December 10, 2012

One small step...

I was five years old, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the Moon. It was a bit difficult to understand what was really going on, but even at that age it was obvious that something magnificent was achieved. I decided to become an astronaut myself. Well, I didn’t, but I did study astronomy and started to write about the wonders of space 30 years ago. Eventually I didn’t even become an astronomer but a science writer. And just last week I had a chance to meet Dr. Aldrin and give him one of my books I’ve written – thanks to him.


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