Monday, July 20, 2009
Apollo 11 Crew To Obama: Let's Go To Mars!
On today, the 40th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, the crew of the Apollo 11 which accomplished that feat is issuing a challenge to President Obama. To set a goal of man reaching Mars.
It was the challenge set by then-President John F. Kennedy that made it possible for the United States to be first to the moon four decades ago. Only a similar challenge by the current president will set in motion the program to make this happen as well.
There are similarities between then and now. When JFK set the nation's sights on the moon, America was weary of an unpopular war. So too today.
The country needed a different kind of stimulus. A goal that we could all rally around. And that is what is needed again today.
President Obama, listen carefully to what Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldin and Mike Collins are saying.
Photo credit: NASA