Monday, June 9, 2014

A "Space Cadet" from a young age (post 5)

As I considered in May, 1969 my choice of space (Apollo 11) or rock ‘n roll (Woodstock), I reviewed my interests in music and in space travel. Like young kids of the time, I had my transistor radio and listened to rock, folk, blues, and other pop music. I played piano in a short-lived 7th grade band. I saw the Beatles live in Chicago in August, 1965. But my interest in space went back even further. I was 7 when Sputnik captivated the world with its “beep, beep, beep.” I loved science fiction, especially Robert A. Heinlein’s juvenile  novels  (“Have Space Suit. Will Travel”)  And one of the first books I ever owned was “Space Pilots” by Willy Ley, published in 1957—the cover of my original copy shown here.
  #Apollo11Eyewitness  Post #5


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