Your Perspective 40 Years After Apollo 11

With the recent 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the ISU*USA alumni association would like to invite all ISU alumni to share your thoughts, reflections, and opinions about the significance, meaning, and/or impact of Apollo 11 and the subsequent lunar landings. Whether you're a seasoned space professional or just starting your career in the industry, we encourage you to share your perspective with your fellow alumni and the space community.

Any and all viewpoints are encouraged: positive, negative, and indifferent. These can stem from a political, economic, socio-cultural, and/or technological and engineering perspective, or from a perspective set in a temporal context such as the past (i.e. the Cold War space race), the present, or the future. Whatever you want to say, and however you want to say it, we'd like to hear it.

We're asking you to consider participating so that the alumni community might share in the multitude of opinions regarding this achievement. The introduction of new points of view may provide a learning opportunity, result in the reconsideration of long-held views, spark new ideas, or perhaps even lead to a healthy debate or two.

If you'd like to participate, just comment to this blog entry with a response no more than around 200 words or so, about as long as this posting. This is not a hard limit, but we do ask that responses be fairly concise. If you'd like to submit a longer-form essay, we'd be happy to post it on the website - just contact any of the ISU*USA Alumni Association board members.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

(Note: If you registered on this site as an alumnus/alumna, your comment will be posted immediately. If you are not a member you can still comment, but also please register and join us. More info about the site...)