Richard Branson makes historic spaceflight onboard his Virgin Galactic spacecraft. Congratulations to pilots Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci, and mission specialists Sirisha Bandla, Sir Richard Branson, Colin Bennett, and Beth Moses. Now, more and more of us will have the chance to become space travelers.
Written by Jason Klassi and published in the prestigious European magazine “Room, The Space Journal“.
We live in a time of unprecedented possibilities. Every day new discoveries are helping each of us live longer, healthier and happier. Discoveries from space exploration can be found in everything from cell phones, to medicines, to inspiring stories. Space is romantic, dramatic, beautiful, mysterious, hostile, exotic and erotic all at the same time. It has been called everything from the ‘edge of heaven’ to the ‘new frontier’ to the ‘inverted sea’
On Christmas Eve 1968, a turbulent world looked to the heavens for a unique view of our home planet. Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders had become the first humans ever to leave Earth’s orbit. That evening during a historic, live television broadcast, the world watched as those men took what may well be the single most influential photograph of all time – Earth rising above the stark landscape of the Moon.
Through their eyes, the rest of us saw Earth like we’ve never seen her before…
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I first heard the song “Saturn Booster” performed live in the St. Louis Planetarium surrounded by star fields and a profound narration by William Shatner. You can experience the newly-released music video produced and conceived by renowned photographer Joe Sohm of Visions of America by clicking here:https://youtu.be/FDxOWrQBydQ
“In 1975, Maiden Voyage premiered a multi-media space-opera entitled ‘Space Wish’. On the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, this music-video is dedicated to NASA, JPL and the Apollo 11 team. It is also dedicated to the American people who demonstrated what a unified nation can do together.” – Joe Sohm, Visions of America.
Check out the music video here: https://youtu.be/FDxOWrQBydQ