Vision + Determination
Nancy Lee Hindman
December 13, 2013
I'm a child of WWII, born in 1942. I became a dedicated "spacer" in 7th grade geography class. "Cold War" realities made it clear that, if we had a future, it would be unlikely to include space exploration. In 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek implied that we would have a future and that it would include space exploration. The 1969 manned moon landing provided additional encouragement. The value of TPS is that it has an intelligent vision and the determination to pursue it.
An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.