Mars Perseverance and the King’s Bay Plowshares: A Study in Priorities by Mike McQuillan in History News Network, April 25, 2021

I won, I thought, often. Bobby Allan and I in Ms. Cooke’s fifth grade “show and tell” vied for attention with our astronaut scrapbooks. New York in 1962 had six daily newspapers plus Life and Look magazines, all with color spreads after space flights and available at the nearby newsstand of Manny’s Candy Store. Scissors sharpened, I gathered and clipped first editions. Letters to NASA brought still more details. When I put aside thoughts of running for President, I presumed I might go into space.

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