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Space Travel Memories … Have you Written Yours Down?

– by Mary May Larmoyeux

space launchDo you remember when the first man walked on the moon … or the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded … or Expedition 41 was launched?

Have you ever written your memories of outer space down?

It was 1969 when I stood with my dad in the dark of the night. From our backyard he pointed high into the sky, towards the moon, and said something like, “Mary, a man is walking up there.”

I was amazed. Spellbound. … A man — on the moon!

Then years later, in January 1976, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred. Its seven crew members perished, including Christ McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space. I remember watching television at work that day, attempting to process the tragic news.

Fast forward to yesterday, September 25, 2014. Did you know that Expedition 41 was just catapulted into space?

I was home. Where were you?

What are your memories of space travel?

Copyright © 2014 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
Photo courtesy of NASA.

Read more:

When Neil Armstrong Walked on the Moon

Watch Expedition 41’s Launch Into Space

Saving Family Stories

Summertime Memories

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