When I was growing up, scores of kids dreamed of being like Astronaut Walt Cunningham, who flew on Apollo 7 and was a recent guest on my radio show.
Ironically, on the very same day that I interviewed Mr. Cunningham on my radio show I went to a local eatery in Orlando, FL. And lo and behold – there was a signed Apollo era picture of Walt in his space suit with a fresh crew cut, taking on the space race full throttle.
It takes one back to a time when this man and his fellow astronauts were cherished by the American people as patriots and lauded by politicians as heroes. They operated on the theme, “Failure is not an option” (as you may remember from the movie Apollo 13). Back in the Apollo days, NASA was a non-political, can-do agency.
But on March 28th in a letter…