By Diane Wahto on July 21, 2011
On this day, July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. This morning as I sat on my porch enjoying the early morning breeze before the heat sent me indoors, I could see a half moon hanging in the otherwise clear blue Kansas sky and I thought of that day so long ago, a day I remembered in a poem.
Early this morning, the last NASA shuttle landed. As a Star Trek fan from the beginning and as one who loved the space program, I feel the loss about the end of the program. The poem has relevance in many ways to what happened and is happening on July 21.