I was a child during the beginning of the race to the Moon. I can’t remember my age, perhaps 4th or 5th grade When John Glenn was to be sent into space for the first American manned orbit of Earth, there were several days that the weather was inclement for the launch over Cape Canaveral. I felt that my observation of this take off was detrimental to the success of the mission.
I was in love with Apollo! Each morning the spacecraft was to go off, I had to convince my parents that I had a sore throat so I could stay at home to watch the mission on television. I don’t recall how many days it was until the weather cleared and the mission took place as rescheduled. I have never asked Mom and Dad if they ever believed my story.
I would watch the launches today. I wish they were televised now, as they were in the times when science was important.
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