November 27, 2013
After the flight of Gemini IV I was chosen to represent my school at a program to honor Edward White and James McDivitt at the old Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago. The presentation was deeply inspiring so when Edward White died in the Apollo I fire it hit me very hard. Sometime after that tragedy I came across the photo I sending. This image moved me in many ways. Edward White is floating out in the eternal darkness, alone. Below him is the Earth and its comforting blue glow. For a few moments he is connected with all of everything. It is moments like these that make our lives worth living. Edward White did not die in vain.
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