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PHOTOS BY N.A.S.A.

 

Neil Armstrong on the surface of the moon in July 1969 and the International Space Station

above the earth.

From the beginning of time there has been exploration To undiscovered places by every rich nation Mans great love for exploring has moved up a gear He has accepted a new challenge; the final frontier. Nineteen fifty seven saw the launch of sputnik one Followed by sputnik two, the space race had begun Russia was the first off the starting block America was busy working around the clock. The following year America entered the race By sending explorer one up into space Russia then sent up their first cosmonaut America then followed with an astronaut. America was now leading in the race for space President Kennedy’s wanted a man, on the moons surface The whole world was watching, they were eager to see Eagle Landers touchdown in the sea of tranquillity. Research and development is now taking place To establish planet Mars as a forwarding base Future missions will refuel and take on supplies So astronauts can venture out into darker skies. Look up on a clear night and look for the space station Manned by astronauts from more than one nation Mankind has shown that he has the capability By developing spacecraft that was once fantasy. There have been many celebrations and even some tears Accidents have caused deaths of some brave pioneers Two NASA space shuttles, Colombia and Challenger Both exploded above the earth a tragic disaster. Our sun will die out and mankind needs to survive A new home is needed so humans can thrive Mankind will colonise planets that’s a certainty Using great minds to develop new technology. Space exploration is new and is painfully slow In the big scheme of things, we’ve a long way to go But one day these dreams will become reality As man ventures further out, beyond our own galaxy. Written 30th March 2018.

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Date: 2/8/2020 1:55:00 PM
Congratulations for your win Tom :)
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Date: 2/8/2020 2:53:00 PM
Thank you very much Heidi, enjoy your weekend Tom
Date: 3/31/2018 11:43:00 PM
Fairly new? I imagine all of the youngsters laughed at that line. I like these rhyming words, and your metric composition is so spot on, are you a musician, Tom? This could almost be set to a jazzy tune and we could sing it. Nice to read, and amazingly spot on.
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Date: 4/1/2018 3:45:00 AM
Thank you Caren, I love music but sadly not a musician. Tom
Date: 3/31/2018 3:44:00 PM
There is so much here Tom, a poem to read many times over and over,,just love this..can;t wait for warp speed.
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Date: 3/31/2018 4:20:00 PM
Thank you very much Harry, I believe that one day they'll crack it. I too can't wait Happy Easter. Tom
Date: 3/31/2018 12:53:00 PM
- A great and interesting writing, Tom - A skilled work :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/31/2018 1:18:00 PM
Thank you very much Sunshine. Happy Easter. Tom
Date: 3/31/2018 3:57:00 AM
Informative, enlightening, visionary! Well done my friend, Tom!
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Date: 3/31/2018 6:54:00 AM
Thank you very much Demetrios , glad you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 3/30/2018 2:04:00 PM
Enjoyed the history! You are right on target. To Mars and beyond!
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Date: 3/30/2018 2:25:00 PM
Thank you Kim, I know we won't be affected but as the sun dies it will swell up and collapse inside itself , frightening ,so they need to do something now. Tom
Date: 3/30/2018 11:15:00 AM
Thanks for the informative write Tom..
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Date: 3/30/2018 2:35:00 PM
Thanks SO, glad you enjoyed it, hope you don't cop for the snow on bh Monday. Happy Easter. Tom
Date: 3/30/2018 9:25:00 AM
Thorough, interesting and nice rhyming Tom. Well done :)
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Date: 3/30/2018 10:46:00 AM
Thanks very much Heidi, glad you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 3/30/2018 9:05:00 AM
You research your poems so thoroughly Tom, great information and definitely something for us to ponder if we ever need to find somewhere other than earth to live:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
Thank you Jan, space along with astronomy has always fascinated me, hopefully we won't have to move just yet lol. Tom
Date: 3/30/2018 7:32:00 AM
Impressively clear writing skills...I like everything it...Nice to have read you, Tom...All the best...
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Date: 3/30/2018 8:17:00 AM
Thank you Arturo, glad you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 3/30/2018 7:16:00 AM
Wow, I like this, factual, the space race depicted as it was. As for the last part, if S.H's prediction is correct then there fastly running out of time, this planet will be done long be the sun does the supernova dance of death. Having said all that wait till you read my latest, you'll have a laugh for sure...
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