I am a lunar lady. I have always been fascinated by the moon and space travel since I first saw man land on the moon. Today, as NASA celebrates 50 years, I am reminded of the Robert Browning's quote:
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?
THAT is one of my signature tunes. You may have heard me singing it! In 1961 when President John F Kennedy made his pledge to land a man on the moon, I was unaware of America - yes, really! But, by a few simple words, President Kennedy dedicated the best of America's brains to landing a man on the moon and bringing him home safely..In his inaugural speech he promised that within the next decade man would reach for the stars. I still respond to those few words, which set the course of lunar history. You can watch that clip here.
Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin; all names etched on the forefront of human history. But even before man was hurled into space, dogs led the way. (Go figure...lol)