John F. Kennedy’s charge to America was to go to the moon. It gave this nation something to strive for and to work towards. He made the resources available for hundreds of highly skilled engineers, designers, technicians, doctors and so many more to reach the moon in July of 1969. It’s amazing what they accomplished back then with the technology of the era. Unfortunately Kennedy would not live to see it come to reality but his dream opened a whole new universe.
It’s awe inspiring to see the rocket engineering that has happened in this city. It took lots of brain power and luck to make space flight happen. This is humanity and America at it’s greatest when people come together to solve problems and come up with solutions to get us from planet Earth to space and beyond. The Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama was on the forefront of taking us to the stars.
This happened a few weeks before I was born.
When man landed on the moon it was a great moment in history. We the American people were challenged by President John F. Kennedy to soar to new heights and to do something awesome. It required the work of brilliant and talented people to make it happen. We haven’t done anything like it since. Maybe we need to dream again.
An American hero is now in the heavens. John Glenn was a leader, a legend and a good human being. Thank you good sir for your service and inspiring many.
July 1969. It’s a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.
Source: July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind | NASA
It’s 47 years ago since man landed on the moon. It was a dream that became reality. It took smart, dedicated, courageous people to make this happen. These brave souls are heroes in my mind. I am glad they did this so our future in space would be realized for generations.
(From Wikipedia) The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when the NASA Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members.
I was a sophomore in High School when this tragedy occurred. This mission featured Christa McAuliffe who was to be the first teacher to go into space. We take time today to remember these brave souls who were doing what they loved to advance peace and knowledge.
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly is spending a year in space and took some amazing pictures of the snowstorm that is blanketing the east coast of the United States. He captured some amazing images from on high.
I was born in 1969 and this was one of mankinds greatest achievements. We honor those who made it happen 46 years ago. It is a shame we haven’t been back since.