Tag: Space

Earthrise

Apollo 8 was the second crewed spaceflight mission flown in the United States Apollo space program, the first having been Apollo 7 which stayed in Earth orbit. Apollo 8 was launched on December 21,…

Follow the Water

“I think the one overwhelming emotion that we had was when we saw the earth rising in the distance over the lunar landscape… It makes us realize that…

Carrying the Fire

  “I think a future flight should include a poet, a priest and a philosopher… we might get a much better idea of what we saw.”   “When…

“Space is going to be commonplace”

“Sometimes when things get kind of frantic, it helps to call my husband Steve, because I think he’s got a real good sense of where everything’s gonna be…

A miracle on Mars

A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars. Our descendants on Mars will know the value of a patch of…