|Space ... Not Science Fiction Anymore
Apollo 11's 40th Anniversary
Please visit my special tribute page honoring the first men to walk on the surface at the moon, 40 years ago this July 20, 2009:
On May 25, 1961, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered a message to
Congress that included the following statement:
"I believe that this nation should commit itself to
achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the
Moon and returning him safely to Earth."
I dedicate this page to
those who achieved the goal set forth by President Kennedy to reach the
If you don't know where you've been, how
will you know where to go?
I began writing articles about NASA and the
American Space Program after finding out that my daughter, then in the 8th
grade, did not know who Neil Armstrong was. I did not realize until then that
her Social Studies curriculum did not include the history of space flight in
this country. Neither did the Science curriculum.
The teachers did not mention the US astronauts when talking
about the men and women responsible for shaping our country's scientific and
technological advances in space. I have had a few articles published in local
newspapers and magazines. I wrote them as tributes to NASA and the US astronauts
in the hope of educating people about the true American heroes who ventured into
space. They paved the way for others to explore the unknown and to discover
what's 'out there'.
Many people complain about the money spent on space travel. They say that the money could be used to feed
undernourished and underprivleged children. However, since the days of lunar exploration, there has been money
spent on things other than space travel, and still the kids go hungry. So, what is the money being spent on now that we don't want to spend it on space travel? Your guess is as good as mine!