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“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard.” — John F. Kennedy
A classic tribute to travel, the moon, and the loneliness they can inspire. Watch Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie sing. . .
I hummed a tune to that rising moon.
She gets lonesome Way Out There.
After Apollo 14, Edgar Mitchell kept soaring. ESP? Psychokinesis? UFOs? When you’ve been to the Moon, anything seems possible.
The astronauts rehearsed every maneuver for the moon landing, except planting the flag. Oops!
When The True Believer made his name, Eric Hoffer was a San Francisco longshoreman. Decades later, the zealots he labeled “true believers,” are still “everywhere on the march.”
Once Frederick Douglass rose to speak, Independence Day no longer seemed so free.
A refrigerator note. A spark of genius. A classic poem and the freedom it inspired.
When the Supreme Court considered the pledge of allegiance, soldiers were coming home in flag draped caskets. What would a patriot do?
Those Fifties TV fathers may have been corny, but they sowed the seeds of a revolution.
When Grace Hopper met those beastly first computers, they spoke only in numbers. “Grandma COBOL” soon taught them English.
June 6, 1944 — Sgt. Salinger, with drafts of The Catcher in the Rye in his pack, lands at Normandy.
The streets taught Geoffrey Canada hard lessons. His Harlem Children’s Zone is teaching success.
When the Massachusetts team went South, its star black player came face-to-face with Jim Crow. And guess what the whole team did for Bunny?
Children were to be “seen and not heard” until Arnold Gesell’s clinic changed childhood.
Celebrate the Apollo anniversary with NASA. The agency’s website is in full party mode. www.nasa.gov