I am excited about what mankind does in space, because I know that such a journey builds our confidence, enlarges our knowledge, and improves our life on Earth. Check out this great website by Boeing called, Beyond Earth. It is a jumping off point for learning reasons to go to space, for experiencing efforts to go to destinations near and far from Earth, and to see the real and planned Engineering systems to take us there.
There is information for educators (lesson plans) and students, news and multimedia. Here is the link. Return to this post and comment on your experience at Beyond Earth.
“I was ten and a half years old when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar dust and into the history books. Wow, I thought, looking up that evening at the moon, half illuminated by the setting sun, how amazing is that? My childhood thoughts of ‘The Man in the Moon’ were changed forever.” (Hardman, Kenneth R., My Journey to Engineering, Engineering Stories, Chapter 8)
About Kenneth Richard Hardman
AncestorClips are very short stories about very real people. Each clip nurtures awareness of a time, a place, and the character of a man or woman who cultivated a path for our life. The reader feels the good, the obstacles, the happiness, the sadness, and the overcoming. They cheer us, make us resilient when challenged, give us purpose, and connect us to our multi-generational family. Each story is followed by reflections from the author and readers sharing how the story strengthened or inspired them.
Ken Hardman is a son, a brother, a grandson, a great-grandson… He is also a husband, father and grand-father. Ken is a professional engineer, engineering mentor, technical writer, and associate technical fellow at a major aerospace company. He is a writer of engineering and family history stories. Please join Ken in reading, reflecting upon, or writing #AncestorClips
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It’s awesome in favor of me to have a web site, which is beneficial designed for my knowledge.
Thanks for the info about Boeing’s blog also!
Thanks for the info about Boeing’s blog also Dad. I will take a look!
Hi there, I wish for to subscribe for this website to get most up-to-date updates,
therefore where can i do it please help.
The Engineering Stories blog and ebook are at http://engineerstories.com (add your email to subscribe in the right-hand bar)
The Beyond Earth website is at http://www.beyondearth.com
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Not that I’m admitting my age but I was in the Barracks Dayroom with some other ‘troops’ watching Neil Armstrong step out on the Moon. Never forgot that moment and rank it up there with watching the first live image from Mars from the Viking lander.