|Posted on Jul 23, 2011 03:10:05 PM | Linda Cureton | 2 Comments ||
Guest Blogger: Miss Alyssa Y. Watson
During the summer, Alyssa’s parents ask her to read newspaper articles and write reports. Alyssa provides her reflections below on the New York Times article The Shuttle Ends Its Final Voyage and an Era in Space.
We had a great run with great memories and accomplishments, we achieved the unthinkable. We built the 1st shuttle and we built the last, we have done what people thought would never happen. Rest in Peace to the people who aren't alive to see it, God Bless the ones who were.
For those who saw the last shuttle go into space saw our legacy, saw what we worked so hard to achieve. They saw the shuttles that prevailed and the ones that didn't have as much luck. They witnessed Neil Armstrong land on the moon and when he stepped onto that huge rock that changes our planet so much he said the famous words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." and he was right. That gave us hope, which gave us dreams, which started our story of how we entered the wonderful world of Space! We will never forget those words and we will never forget the brave people who died trying to get to the place we all want to go, space, the final frontier.
Our legacy has ended exactly where it started, at the Kennedy Space Center, in great gratitude to John F. Kennedy for putting us in Space. We now have even more experience than before; we can do more things now that we understand more about the wonderful galaxies yet to come. But we will never fully experience the depth and the mystery many of the other universes have to offer
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