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October 05, 2004

I was born the day Scott Carpenter went aloft and into orbit in Aurora 7. Space flight has always been an interest, no, a fascination of mine. Astronauts have always been heroes to me.

It's a dangerous thing, going into space. Many have died, and yet the ranks of those eager to follow the path into space never seem to shrink. We hope our astronauts will fare well, but we know some will die.

But we somehow never expect them to be old men, dying of the things old men die of.

So long, Gordo.

Posted by Russ at 05:21 PM, October 5, 2004 in History

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