Apollo 11 and Spin the Bottle
December 2, 2012
I dimly remember watching the landing of Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. A few months later, i was at a friend's birthday party and we played Spin the Bottle. When it got to be my turn, I said, "Who's going to land on Mars?" To my vast surprise, the bottle ended up pointing straight back at me! I was only eight years old at the time, and probably didn't even know what Mars looked like in a telescope. But I knew that a manned mission to Mars was the next logical step in our exploration of the universe. If I were president, I would make that a priority for NASA, and make sure to budget the large sums that would be needed.
They are Watching the Skies for You!
Our researchers, worldwide, do absolutely critical work.
Asteroid 2012DA14 was a close one.
It missed us. But there are more out there.