It is difficult to believe that 40 years have elapsed since the United States first landed men on the moon, an anniversary that was observed by the national media last week.
In 1969, I was preparing to enter my senior year in high school. Today, I qualify at many restaurants for the senior citizen discount.
I was fascinated by the astronauts and the space race as a child growing up in Madison, Ind. I took special interest in the career of one astronaut in particular, after my dad told me the man was from another small Indiana town only 50 or so miles away.