“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Godspeed, Scott Carpenter
Word comes that Astronaut Scott Carpenter has passed away. Carpenter, 88, was the second man in orbit following John Glenn. He is famous for his "Godspeed, John Glenn" send off to the first man in space. Both Carpenter and Glenn, who is now 92, were part of the Mercury program.
I looked at the ages of the 12 men who have worked on the Moon. The good news is that eight of those Apollo astronauts are still alive. The bad news is the youngest, Charles Duke, is 78. Meanwhile my early childhood memories of being excited about astronauts and moon landings continue to fade away.