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Our say: Time for our space program to stop drifting

If you’re old enough, you can recall standing in long lines to view rocks brought from the moon. At the time, when everyone vividly remembered the images of Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind on July 20, 1969, that didn’t seem like a bad way to spend your time — even if the rocks looked much like those you tossed out of the way of your lawn mower. Forty-five years have passed since Apollo 11. As we reported last week, the Lunar and Planetary Institute made moon rock samples available for a presentation — “It’s a New Moon” –at four county libraries. The objective, as a county librarian said, was to get kids excited about space....

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