Lockheed Martin has officially won the NASA contract to build a new lunar vehicle, and sometime, in the future... we're going back to the moon! =)
NY Times lunar story
I doubt I could find this book again, but when I was in fourth grade, in Mrs. Dabbs' class, I read a book about vacationing on the moon. It was essentially a tourist guide, for how to enjoy your lunar vacation; it was hilarious, that I remember, and it had these funky black and white illustrations. The things you find in classroom libraries...
There's more fourth grade memories though. I remember joining the Young Astronauts club, where we got to build shuttle models and do all sorts of space-related stuff. And I have always wanted to go into space; to see the Moon and Mars and go beyond into the stars. Which is why I think the new space contract is so important... because maybe one of these days, I'll get to be that excited fourth grader again, and travel beyond the Earth, before I die.
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