Space Race

Like many of my generation, I was inspired by the race to the Moon.

In my grade school, the teachers would roll in televisions and we would watch in awe at the brave astronauts blasting off from the Florida beaches. Apollo 11 landed on the moon on a Sunday afternoon and we took pictures right off the TV screen.

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I was hooked. I had to be part of this. An astronomer, a scientist, or maybe even an astronaut.