This situation may finally change in ; in the final two months of the year there are two missions tentatively planned to take astronauts to the ISS on American spacecraft. Interestingly, as a result of a change in space policy by the Obama administration eight years ago, both these missions will be in spacecraft designed and built by private companies, rather than NASA.
That day was the launch of the last US manned space flight for the foreseeable future. For the days leading up to the launch I was as anxious as a kid before Christmas. Inmy folks bought a Color TV by Motorola and we had a TV antenna attached to the house so we could watch the Apollo missions, including the moon landings.
Reflecting back to that time, as a young boy I was amazed and in awe at our accomplishments. I had seen many times the famous speech by President John F. Kennedy and additional speeches by Presidents Johnson and Nixon all throughout the space missions.
Our day at JSC will full of excitement and anticipation. The launch counted down, we had a three minute hold to address a system query, and it was cleared! On with the countdown! Wow it was so cool, and I saw it with my own eyes.
An event I will treasure the rest of my life. Now the future of US participation and involvement in manned space flight is uncertain.
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