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Thank you, Apollo 8. You Saved 1968.

When the space program officially rocketed in the 1960s, my family was caught up in the excitement.  Day or night, we tuned in to watch launches, splashdowns, and special television transmissions from space.  285 more words

The Primacy of Horizontal Space

How far will you walk over rather than down? How much farther will you walk over rather climb up?

As an architect who designed large, multi-story buildings, I learned early on to locate physical spaces that have important connections next to each other rather than above or below. 461 more words

The Blue Marble, our home

The iconic Earthrise and Apollo 8 haunt me. I watched  “Earthrise” at the Tribeca Film Festival a day ago, and I can still feel the awe inspired by the sight of the incredibly beautiful Earth rising over the moon. 419 more words

Space Exploration


Bill Anders in the film “Earthrise,” directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee. Photo credit: Go Project Films.

Jim Lovell prepares for his interview for the film “Earthrise,” directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee. 14 more words

The Tribeca Film Festival

Omega: Dark Side of the Moon

The makers of the first watch in space have just dropped their most stunning timepiece of 2018 – and it is a thing of beauty… 144 more words


Feel free once more Earth child

“A world of green, by nature fair, A place of joyful peace, Come sit you down upon the sward, Your burdens be released, And with your soul drink deep the brew, That is the fores… 8 more words


Communion in the Cosmos

Eons ago, when I was 6 years old, space exploration was very new. Apollo 8 was the first manned mission to the Moon and it entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, 1968. 364 more words

Being Human