Human Space Flight and Childhood Imagination

Yes, it’s true. As of yesterday (2/14/2014), my age exceeded 0.5 centuries.

While pondering the implications of that milestone, I went diving into my trove of old photos and emerged with this gem in hand. At the time it was taken (spring 1970), I was contemplating whether to pursue a career either as a spacecraft integration engineer for the McDonnell Douglas Corporation or a college administrator. My teachers in Kindergarten did not have a good model to serve as a tangible representation of a college administrator, so I chose to pose with the scale model of the Apollo Lunar Excursion and Command Modules.

Yes, it's true.  As of yesterday (2/14/2014), my age exceeded 0.5 centuries.

While pondering the implications of that milestone, I went diving into my trove of old photos and emerged with this gem in hand.  At the time it was taken (spring 1970), I was contemplating whether to pursue a career either as a spacecraft integration engineer for the McDonnell Douglas Corporation or a college administrator.  My teachers in Kindergarten did not have a good model to serve as a tangible representation of a college administrator, so I chose to pose with the scale model of the Apollo Lunar Excursion and Command Modules.

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