Feb 06

nasaI understand we need to prioritize our spending as a country and that in these times the NASA budget appears to be an extravagance. I also remember the excitement of space exploration and the potential for new opportunities. I don’t know that I feel as strongly about the moon missions as I do about the space program in general. There are experiments that can only occur in zero to low gravity, discoveries that can lead to better health and technology for all of us. I hope we don’t lose that drive altogether.


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Jul 20

Today is the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.
Even though I was only 6 at the time, I remember thinking of Michael Collins “All that way and he had to stay in the capsule” as Neil Armstrong and (Edwin) Buzz Aldrin got to land on the moon.


I know there are those who feel that as a country there are more important things than space exploration to spend money on. No doubt. But as a child I recall the race to the moon as a time when we had a common goal, and celebrated this achievement with an excitement greater than that of a city celebrating their winning sport team, because this was an entire country reaching its goal.

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