Linda Maye Adams

Touching Space: The Final Frontier


When I was a kid, space still seemed like a very far away thing.  The space shuttle was a really big deal because it could take off like a rocket and land like an aircraft.  I remember when the first one came out, and through a letter writing campaign, NASA named it Enterprise.  Really, I think without the promotion Star Trek gave space travel, we might be in a different place than we are today.  The show made space an exciting place to explore.

The other day, I heard on the radio that Virgin Galactic is doing a flight where the aircraft would go briefly into space.  Ordinary people might one day be able to see what astronauts like Sally Ride have seen!  Anyway, here’s a video of one of Virgin Galactic’s tests.  Would you go into space if you could (and didn’t cost a fortune)?

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  1. Well, Mathair’s petrified of heights, but I’ve always loved looking in telescopes and identifying constellations. And even with that, I’m still not sure about actually going up there. Too many unknown variables.

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    • Yeah — I’d rather it become regular for a while. They can work out the bugs, but not on me!

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