Witnessing the Dream
Saturday before lunch the panel “Living on ISS” included Space travelers Greg Olsen and Anousheh Ansari. After an afternoon walk by the White House, we gathered in the ballroom to watch Discovery’s launch live. Among the ISDC crowd there were loud cheers as the bird lifted off. Views here span the spectrum from left to right, but support for Space cuts across such boundaries.
ISDC also saw screenings of the new documentary THE WONDER OF IT ALL. Filmmakers interviewed nearly all the surviving men who walked on the Moon. (They couldn't get Armstrong.) The normally taciturn John Young expressed great disappointment that we don't have large Moon settlements by now. Nearly two generations have been denied even a chance to visit the Moon. Women are disappointed that we have not been to the Moon. Returning to the Moon would be worthwhile if only to correct that slight.