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Share Your Story • Madhavi Joshi • May 22, 2017

Daddy's Little Space Traveler

Daddy's Little Space Traveler

My father loved science and math, and he shared that love with me. He used to lecture for the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. He lectured about the "new" space shuttle program and the Voyager I and II spacecraft. And I went to almost every lecture with him.

Later, my dad was invited to Pasadena to tour the Jet Propulsion Lab. He brought us with him. We saw live pictures of Saturn coming in from Voyager. It was a highlight in my life. That night we got to hear a lecture from Carl Sagan, who was an idol of mine and my father's. We watched "COSMOS" together all the time. We also got to meet him. And we heard John Williams (of Star Wars, Superman and Indiana Jones fame) conduct the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra. I will never forget that day.

My father is no longer with us, but I will never forget his lessons about life, science and space. And I will always love our beautiful blue marble and the space that we live in.

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