Monday, July 20, 2009

Much is left to discover with Space exploration

Kip Hodges
Arizona Republic

Hiding among the songs on my iPod is a recording of the communications between Mission Control and the crew of the Eagle during those anxious minutes before the first lunar landing 40 years ago today.

I put it there long ago so that, every once in a while as I am shuffling through songs, it comes up as a reminder of that seminal day when humankind first explored another world.

For most Americans, sadly, lunar exploration is ancient history, an event that we recall only every decade or so as something of a patriotic duty. Not so for my friends and acquaintances, from astronauts to junior engineers, who were among the thousands of people who made the Apollo Program a success.
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