I’m pretty certain that I won’t be the only person to notice that yesterday was a pretty big anniversary. It’s amazing to me that we managed to solve a problem this big before the internet, HDTV, Twitter, Facebook, cell phones or velcro. Reading the coverage this yesterday and today, I’m struck by Kennedy’s challenge to NASA on May 25, 1961:
“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.”
Talk about your learning by real world problems. Here’s hoping that we keep pushing ourselves to go farther, to rise to the challenges given to us, and to inspire those around us for the next 40 years.
You have to remember that this was one of the most amazing feats of all time-I remember laying on the floor in front of the TV at the in laws house listening to Walter Cronkite become speechless! You have lived with space flight all your life. Real life training, problem solving and solutions-how creative were we in training these folks!