I've always been impressed with NASA and was so jealous of the guy from my university physics course who went to work there. Isn't it amazing to think we put a man on the moon using about the same computer power as a game boy?!
I hope we don't wait too long before getting people into space again. These photos are from the newspaper my Dad saved from the first moon landing in 1969 when manned space exploration was new and pretty much everyone was excited or at least interested. I'm still just as excited as the first time I saw a shuttle launch on our little tv at home and since seeing the Challenger disaster I'm still as nervous in case something goes wrong. Those astronauts are some brave people.
For me this Arthur Russell song captures the feeling surrounding the amazing achievements human beings have made possible in space.