The preparation on the moon for that first fateful step actually lasted much longer.
In preparation, she asked Santa for new cowgirl boots and a cowgirl hat this year.
This will be a marked contrast to King, who famously skimps on preparation for his encounters.
preparation prep·a·ra·tion (prěp'ə-rā'shən)
A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose.