But, space missions are still beckoning. Imagine being suspended high above the Earth’s surface–the ultimate thrill! To feed my space hunger, I visited NASA’s Web site and latched onto a couple of pictures:
During the Gemini 4 mission on June 3, 1965, Ed White became the first American to conduct a space walk. The space walk started on the third orbit when White opened the hatch and used a hand-held maneuvering oxygen-jet gun to push himself out of the capsule.
Image Credit: NASA
Okay, I won’t get to go there myself, so I’ve done the next best thing: I am sending my name to the moon. Really! I’ve got the certificate from NASA to prove it.
We’re getting more blasé about the whole space affair. How come? When was the last time you paid attention? The launch countdown ticks away with fewer viewers and is buried by dreadful news.
But, I still get excited when the shuttle launches and lands! Do you?
P.S., the Space Shuttle Discovery undocked today from the International Space Station on its way back to Earth. The landing is planned for Saturday, June 14.
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