In 1961, when President John F. Kennedy set a national goal of placing a man on the moon by the end of the decade, he set the imagination of America free. During the next twenty years, young people across the country dreamed of one day traveling in space and some lived out that dream. Since then, however, we seem to have lost something. No one has walked on the moon since December 14, 1972, and many young people today even doubt we ever did. The success of the Shuttle program (despite the Challenger and Columbia tragedies) has made space flight common for our generation.
We want new excitements. We need strong leaders and a unifying goal to excite our imaginations in a way only our parents and grandparents now remember. Some believe that returning to the moon or sending humans to Mars can be that event. We want to see manned space flights to Mars and other planets. We want to travel among the stars.
The purpose of this site is mainly to educate kids about the history and future of space flight and possibilities of how we might live and travel in space. TV, the movies and even adults have told us things that are not accurate. We also hope to correct some misconceptions about things like escaping from Earth's gravity, a light year, and Einstein's theory. Around our site you will find links to other great sites to teach you more about space and space flight.
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