The First Man to Walk on the Moon (1930 – 2012)**
“We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.
“Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
“Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job. He served his Nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. He also found success back home in his native Ohio in business and academia, and became a community leader in Cincinnati.
“He remained an advocate of aviation and exploration throughout his life and never lost his boyhood wonder of these pursuits.
“As much as Neil cherished his privacy, he always appreciated the expressions of good will from people around the world and from all walks of life.
“While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.
“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”
Saturday, August 25, 2012
THE UNIVERSE - YOURS TO DISCOVER
Doesn’t that sound exciting – and it’s true! Our Universe is filled with enough fascinating stuff to fill billions of light years and the Dragon*Con Space Track wants to help you discover it.
Robert Goddard, the father of modern rocketry, said -
“The dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow”
The dream of yesterday has been the countless ages that mankind has looked into the heavens and wondered. What are the lights in the sky? Why do they move and yet return the same each year? And eventually, when will we be able to go there? The hope of today is to continue to expand our knowledge. Commercial space ventures. Protecting Earth from comets and asteroids. A human presence on Mars. Finding other Earth like planets. The reality of tomorrow is as wide as our own imaginations. Faster than light travel. Terra-forming other planets. Interacting with intelligent species from other worlds. Parallel universes. These are only a few of themes the Space Track has, and continues to, explore but there is so much more!
‘Space’ today encompasses almost the full spectrum of sciences and engineering. Astronomy? Cosmology? Sending humans into space? Those are still relevant but now there’s also AstroPhysics, Exo-Biology, Exo-Geology, specialized photography, Astro-Navigation, Aero-engineering, propulsion technology, Astro-Chemistry, human physiology, adaptive techniques for anything and everything humans need to live off planet and the list goes on. The scope of Space is as vast as the universe itself. We invite you to bring us your dreams and hopes of space and we’ll tell you how they could become the realities of our future.
We are the Dragon*Con Space Track – We bring the universe to you!