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Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to take a VIP tour of Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and it’s definitely not something to be missed. Here I am in a now unused space shuttle flight deck simulator in the Shuttle Avionics Innovation Laboratory, as well as the visitor gallery of the historical Apollo and present day ISS mission control rooms. I actually got a chance to tour the Apollo control room itself.
May 1999…Way before streaming was really a thing, except for RealPlayer of course, I placed a rental order for 2 DVDs through a new mail order movie service called Netflix. You simply received the DVDs in the mail, and returned them in a prepaid envelope when you were done watching them. The concept was new and unique. My first five rentals: Wag the Dog, Air Force One, Star Trek Insurrection, The X-Files, and You’ve Got Mail. What ever happened to that Netflix company?
It was a sobering experience for Bethany and I to be on a ship in Pearl Harbor in February of 2013, but absolutely nothing compared to what people experienced here on today’s date in 1941. 9 quarts of oil still float to the water’s surface from the USS Arizona EACH DAY as a permanent reminder of the sacrifices made here 79 years ago. Bullet holes etched in the hangar glass on Ford Island are still visible today, telltale marks of the strafing from the Japanese Zeros. Let’s not forget the sacrifices military personnel and civilians made through World War II to lead our country and our allies to victory, allowing us all to continue to live the freedom we all take for granted from time to time.