A Tribute To Heroes
This is for the people that shaped my love of flight, aircraft, rockets, and space.
I only have one personal link to the U.S. Space Program
During a time of crisis, we as an entire planet
prayed for the safe return of 3 astronauts,
Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and John Swigert
I was in elementary school and my class was
glued to the tv watching Walter Chronkite.
Then he told us that the crew had started
re-entry and it would be about 3 minutes
We all held our breaths
When we saw those 3 chutes,
we cheered as only kids could.
The crew was hoisted into the helo
flown to the deck of the
and they came out looking like hell. They
were greeted by the
They made their way to the end of the
red carpet and were met by
Philip E. Jerauld
The Honored 18
in the pursuit of knowledge and discovery
X-15 Flight #191
May light perpetual shine upon them always