I grew up during NASA’s glory years. Mercury, Gemini, & Apollo. I remember the Apollo 1 disaster making breaking news. At first, with a voice over, the television showed the teletype text message on the screen. I was in Pensacola, Florida then. Soon there after, for Apollo 11, I was in La Mesa, California. While moving back to Pensacola, we went by Houston and saw a moon rock.
I had the model series, books, and dreams of being an astronaut. To this day, daily, I look up to the stars.