Post Tagged with: "space program"

JFK at his speech speaking at Rice University on the Apollo Mission in 1962.

JFK’s Moonshot: Pathway to Progress

  American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race By Douglas Brinkley HarperCollins, New York City, 2019, 528pp. A review by Nancy Spannaus Aug. 3, 2019–“Many Americans make the mistake of assuming that space research has no value here on earth. Nothing could be further from the truth.” […]

by August 3, 2019 History, Review
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon (NASA)

Apollo 11: For All Mankind

By Nancy Spannaus July 20, 2019–“Here men from the planet earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” This is the message of the plaque which Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left on the Moon 50 years ago […]

by July 20, 2019 Commentary
President John F. Kennedy

In Thankful Memory of John F. Kennedy

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 22, 2018—The coincidence of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday with the 55th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has provoked me to write this post.  Kennedy’s assassination was a horrific turning point in our nation’s history, the opening shot in a series of assassinations […]

by November 22, 2018 Commentary
Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, July 20, 1969.

Celebrate the Moon Landing!

By Nancy Spannaus July 20, 2018—Forty-nine years ago today, the United States took a “giant leap for mankind” when its astronauts successfully landed on the Moon’s surface. They not only walked on that heavenly body, but within days returned safely to Earth once again. It took an enormous nationwide effort […]

by July 20, 2018 Commentary
Trump Administration Cancels Key Lunar Program

Trump Administration Cancels Key Lunar Program

May 1, 2018—Today it was made public that the Trump Administration, using a budgetary ruse, cancelled NASA’s program for developing a new lunar lander on April 23. The alleged reason was lack of funds. The lander, called Resource Prospector (RP), was to place a rover at the Moon’s South Pole, […]

by May 1, 2018 News Shorts
JFK announces his program to go to the Moon, the very type of program America needs today.

U.S. Drug Epidemic: The Time is Out of Joint

  By Angela Vullo March 4, 2018–When parents and grandparents are attending nonstop funerals for their children and grandchildren, something in our society has gone awry.  As Shakespeare put it, “The time is out of joint.”  It reflects some major dislocation in our country, and it’s time we got to […]

by March 4, 2018 Commentary