We've fallen out of touch though. Now it's all just memories. We should get back together, hang out, go take in a show, do extraordinary things. Let's talk.
I was 3 and a half when the moon landing happened. I don't remember it, but my parents said we watched it on a tiny TV in their apartment in Kansas City with me and my three-week old baby sister. I still love space exploration. Give me a ride to the space station, I'd take it in a second. Send offers to me. Heck, call!
In honor of today, here's a bunch of relevant links:
- Insights interviews Al Harrison (Friday July 17 show), a local psychology professor and the author of several books about the human aspects of space exploration.
- We Choose The Moon, a multimedia recreation of the moon journey and landing. Great to have on in the background, you can listen all day long.
- Orbiter, a space flight simulator. Realistic satellites, the space station, and space flight. Cool.
- TIME has several articles including a gallery of Apollo 11 photos, a video on why we haven't gone back and might not ever (extra videos also available), and how moon denial is one of the top 10 conspiracy theories.
- Want some books? Here's Professor Al Harrison (above) books _SpaceFaring: The Human Dimension_ and _Living Aloft_, a book on living and working offworld _Space Enterprise_, and two anthologies from Hadley Rille, _Return to Luna_ and _Footprints_.
- Boing Boing has multiple space exploration articles today, and there's articles at Futurismic, io9, Centauri Dreams, and SciFi Scanner. Scroll through and check em out!