You have to grow older, but you don't have to grow up...
We're Generation X'ers who spent our childhood immersed in the music, movies, games, and pop culture of the 70s, 80s, & 90s, and all that stuff shaped who we are today as adults. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Gen X'ers who refuse to grow up.
Backtrack: The Space Race
From the mid-1950s the Soviet Union and the United States were engaged in a race to be the first to conquer outer space. When President Kennedy challenged the country in 1962 to go to the moon and come back within the decade, it seemed like an impossible task: something that was science fiction. But the United States met the challenge and succeeded. This week we talk about how the space race affected us growing up Generation X.
- Timeline of 50 years of space travel » www.space.com/4422-timeline-50-years-spaceflight.html
- 20 Things we would not have without space travel » go.nasa.gov/30MrAV6
- NASA Technologies Benefit Our Lives » spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2008/tech_benefits.html
- Kennedy’s speech at Rice University » youtu.be/WZyRbnpGyzQ
- Mercury missions » www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mercury/index.html
- Gemini missions » www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/gemini/index.html
- Apollo missions » www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/index.html
- Follow Apollo 11 in real time » apolloinrealtime.org/11/
- Apollo 11 moon landing influenced toys, jewelry, and later movies » bit.ly/30PpofB
- The Right Stuff on Amazon » amzn.to/30QniME
- First Man on Amazon » amzn.to/30Ta01I
- Hidden Figures on Amazon » amzn.to/30QlWRU
- Apollo 11 on Amazon » amzn.to/30P08Gr
- Apollo 13 on Amazon » amzn.to/30RedTG
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