Wednesday, May 25, 2011

On leading, not following

"No nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space."
John F. Kennedy
Your turn: 50 years ago today, JFK laid down his challenge for the moon. Barely 6 weeks from now, the U.S. walks away from its ability to independently put humans into orbit. Returning to the moon? Not even on the radar. Am I the only one who finds this somewhat sad?

5 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Move over, I feel the same... When they end that, there goes any future learning of what is going on in space.. Very sad indeed.

Dawn said...

I do.
Especially when my lifelong dream was to one day run around the moon.
It feels like a sad end indeed....

Rommel Peter Fernandes said...

It is bad that the whole world was fooled by Kennedy. The video of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon was shot in one of NASA's studios on earth.
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kcinnova said...

You are not alone. I've been sad over this change -- not because we will save so much money by scrapping the program, but because we will lose the innovations and inventions that come from such fantastic dreams.

Julie said...

When man turns inward and never looks or reaches for the stars, he has lost hope and the belief of a better life!

Wow. That just came out. I like and I feel it is true. If you cannot look beyond yourself and you no longer have a sense of wonder, the path seems bleak.
Yes! I am sad...
Julie