Stand Up For The Astronauts Of Tomorrow

Stand Up For The Astronauts Of Tomorrow

Just at the moment many of us over 65 year olds will be remembering back 50 years to the most exciting thing that could possibly have happened in this world.  No, not the introduction of social media and f b posts;  not the Spice girls lining up on stage or even the Beatles – but that last one does run very close for me. . . . .  No, the things that still sends shivers down my spine certainly is remembering the Moon landings.  The US sent up their rockes and we watched in the greatest of excitment, fear, incredulity as these grainy pictures emerged.  I was at school  – the head teacher gathered everyone into the Hall to watch on a huge projector screen.  Students today, so used to invention after invention and space exploration almost an every day thing, cannot imagine how incredible that landing was.  The names of the astronauts have gone down in history and their stories oft repeated.  Because I heard them myself on radio, tv and read them in print at the time, I believe!    Recent mentions of the event have sparked great interest in the subject of space and aeronautics.  A local college has an article about their students taking up far more science, engineering and technology courses.  This bodes so well for the next generation of outer explorers.