When I was in second grade, our local bookmobile came to our school, and I found this book about space. I remember it had a red spine and a picture of Ed White walking in space on the cover, and I read it and was hooked.
I have been a space geek since. I was glued to the TV for Apollo 11. I was 10 years old and it was summer vacation and I was inside watching the launch, the moonwalk, and the splashdown.