In the Shadow of the Moon is a great movie. Perhaps it was perceived as an epitaph to the nation’s greatest achievement when it was released, but a propos of the recent news of the imminent launch of the lunar explorer and the recent passing of the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing, it is a superb way of remembering how great we once were so that we could achieve such greatness again.
These men are old. It is only proper that we record and remember their remarkable and extraordinarily positive journeys as we do the experiences of Holocaust survivors.
Maybe everyone will also begin to remember what remarkable goals we achieve when we entrust power to great people with extraordinary capabilities.
And, these pioneering astronauts were extraordinary people. Amazing people.
The end of another era is upon us, indeed.