Monday, July 20, 2009

40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing!

The first landing on the moon, 40 years ago today, was one of the events in life that has most moved me and most inspired me. I had just turned eleven. NASA has footage here. Thanks to all the brave men and women who have served as astronauts... if Earth has a future, it will be in part due to your inspiration.

By the way, I got to meet a mission specialist once, a man named Loren Acton. My mother contacted him because they shared a birth name, and he and his wife came to lunch at our house. He had some thrilling stories of astronaut training.

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