You must have heard of having a “bird’s eye view,” from where everything beneath is visible clearly. Imagine someone walking on the moon and the entire earth to him is just like a small dot. Away from the greed of humans, there’s a place where life is still being explored.
The real importance of life is felt when you struggle to live. A dozen people have had the chance to walk on the moon, all of them garnered international acclaim and moreover an experience too big to be forgotten.
After getting a completely different perspective of life from a place more than many miles away from the earth, what is of interest is not the experience they had on the moon but the life they lived after coming back.
Some Endeavours After a Dream Endeavor
Buzz Aldrin, the man who accompanied Neil Armstrong to the moon, after his journey found himself short of a goal. He said it was difficult for his alcoholic nature to find another big target for quite some time. His life after the journey had events like an extramarital affair, depression, and someone who was asked to motivate others even without having any of it for himself.
It was not that bad for everyone. Edgar Mitchell, who went to the moon in 1971, experienced a change in his perspective which led him to believe the phenomenon of extraterrestrial life. He was attracted to studying “consciousness,” and he even published “Psychic Exploration” in 1974. But even his life in the later years took drastic turns as he recently for some reasons gained headlines for his comments on Alien Visits to the earth. He has argued that the government, for the last 60 years, have been covering the alien visits to the planet.
For someone like Neil Armstrong, it has been a ‘no change’ journey. He kept himself busy with his jobs like being a member of corporate boards. He was also a part of the Presidential Commission that investigated the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster of 1986. Many astronauts have suffered from strange space injuries which have significantly affected their rest of the life on earth. Buzz Aldrin, in an interview after his great journey, termed the flicker flashes of cosmic rays as brain cell killers. Michale Collins also complained about the unnatural nature of cosmic rays.
Jim Irwin, the Apollo 15 Lunar Module Pilot, became a Baptist member after leaving NASA. Allan Bean, the moonwalker on Apollo 12, has been expressing his experience on the Canvas ever since. He says that an active life was waiting for him after the moon explorations he had. He wanted to live a different life and explore different genres, and that’s what he exactly did.
Astronaut Gene Cernan landed on the moon in 1972, and the journey’s impact made him believe in higher spiritual power later in his life.
The youngest man to take a step on the moon, Charles Duke, saw many religious affirmations after his moon adventure. He went on to leave NASA in 1975 and established the Duke Ministry for Christ and started his journey of doing private business.
Some got the courage to live the rest of their life with fearlessness and positive vibes.
They all agree to the fact that all the negative feelings went away for a while when they came back, but the nature of people on earth has made their lives the same again. It is hard to sustain positive vibes on planet earth due to the abusively transformed nature of social belongings.
Harrison Schmitt has served one term in the U.S. Senate ever since he returned from the moon. The command module pilot of Apollo 11, Michael Collins, served as a top officer in the Smithsonian Institution later on.
The Game of Fame
Fame for some years and struggle for some years, later on, has been the scenario for many astronauts. They have all been vocal about the overstated atmosphere created after their respective explorations.
One thing is for sure, at the end of the day it is the earth’s atmosphere that matters until we have some living years on the Moon. It is like being in an opposite world for some time and later waking up as if it was a dream hard to forget.