NASA is literally America….
NASA is America…Billionaire Bazos, this one’s for YOU.
I can not believe that this was NOT a major news story…please take a minute to give it a read, I think you may understand and feel the same way.
This is the story of a soccer ball and the price of Human Achievement.
Was NOT just happening at my school.
January 6th, 1986
Students around the country were going to see a former high school teacher named Sharon “Christa” McAuliffe get to achieve the impossible.
She beat out 11,000 applicants for the opportunity to become both an astronaut and the first teacher ever to go up to outer space.
As a young 6-yr. old in ’86, I remember my whole 1st grade class gathering into one classroom to watch the launch of Space Shuttle Challenger.
This was truly an exciting event that brings back small detailed memories.
Some how I remember thinking,”three classes in one room, wow, look how many chairs are in here”.
It was exciting.
Everyone was cheering at the awesome sight of the space shuttle going up to outer-space.
One minute and thirteen seconds.
One minute and thirteen seconds.
On that 6th day of January at 10:39a.m. in small town Fort Wayne, Indiana, I witnessed the explosion happen on live TV.
It will always be the first major world event that I can personally remember.
Days before the disaster, one of the seven fallen astronauts received a gift from his daughter.
Astronaut Ellison Onizuka’s oldest daughter, Janelle along with the rest of her soccer team at Clear Lake High School, got together and signed a soccer ball to bring with him on the mission.
The gift was found among the Challenger’s wreckage.
Over three decades the soccer ball has been on display at Clear Lake H.S. where its story faded into obscurity until one day when the school’s principal learned of the ball’s history.
For some reason the stars aligned.
NASA’s Robert Shane Kimbrough, the Commander of Expedition 50, was preparing to lead his 3 man team for a 5 month mission on board the International Space Station (ISS).
At this same time, Mr. Kimbrough’s son was also attending a high school located near NASA’s Johnson Space Center…Clear Lake H.S.
It took no convincing when Principle Karen Engle explained the fading display to the Commander.
That SOCCER BALL was going to make it to Space.
I’d love to say,
“this is about America”.
“This is about remembering where we’ve gone”.
“Where we’ve been”.
“This is about remembering”.
“What it took to get here”.
“I understand…when it happened, I was there”.
All this me, me, ME is simply wrong…it is ugly.
NASA is bigger than individuals.
Bigger than any typed words can say.
NASA is human.
Smiling for the big accomplishments.
And more importantly…
…just being together for the SMALL moments.
NASA is us.
(Yes, that is the daughter of a Russian cosmonaut…Humans)
Just before NASA’s Day of Remembrance and the sad anniversary of Challenger explosion…
…Commander Kimbrough captured this powerful image.
“Remembering the Challenger crew is important to all of us in the astronaut corps,and all of us at NASA, and I hope that when the ball will be a reminder for generations to come”.
-NASA’s Robert Shane Kimbrough
I hope he’s right.
-kid in a classroom from small town U.S.A.
Thank You to the humans of NASA…
…for ALL they Gave to push HUMAN-Kind Forward.
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