Commentary

Reclaiming Our Future in Space….

by dennis wingo

The quotation below the break was from an article critical of the space program in life magazine from August 15, 1969, barely two weeks after the return of the Apollo 11 from its historic journey. It illustrates in a concise nutshell the disconnect between the goals of NASA and the perception of the value of space to American public in the late 1960?s.

How did this happen? This disconnect has never truly been overcome and it must, because the money that was spent on the space program then, and since, has been the downpayment on the future of mankind. How different these visions are!

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