Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, during the Apollo 11 walking on the Moon

Aldrin added, “The magnificence of our achievement for humanity was that we were there. But when I looked around I saw the most desolate sight imaginable. No oxygen, no life, just the lunar surface that hasn’t changed for thousands of years – and the blackness of the sky. It was the most desolate thing I could ever think of. And that’s why I said those words: the magnificence of the achievement and the desolation of where we were.” Photo Credit: NASA/Flickr

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