At this moment in 1969 one of the most remarkable achievements in human history happened. That the day is not a national moment and that many do not know or even care is a testament to the depths to which we have let our nation fall.
The last decade science has suffered a prolonged and migueded attack by those who do not like the questions it asks, the findings it discovers and by those who refuse to see the benifts to humanity despite the relative costs.
This is a picutre of my two boys (Gonzo and Rooster) with a poster my father was given while working at Grumman (maker of the LM or Landing Module) and the Apollo project. This hangs proudly in their room over the book shelf with the numerous science, history and how things work books. We need to be more supportive of science and the arts not just the three R's else we will fall from grace by our own ignorant hands.
*The squiggles on the poster are the signatures of all the folks at Grumman who had a hand in the making of the LM. The negatives went to the moon and back.