I am a big fan of space exploration. You know: child of the 50s-60s, one of those who watched every Mercury, Gemini and Apollo launch. I wept at the Apollo-Soyuz mission (hey, look, id we can't have peace on Earth, maybe we can achieve it in space!) and still feel awe at the fact that we've made it off the planet and--robotically, anyway--to Mars. So of course I think that these photos
of the NASA probe with the Tempel comet are extraordinarily cool.
I have to add, in the interest of equal time, that last week when YG was doing her summer workbook, she had to read and comment on an article on John Glenn. One question was: "Do you think John Glenn was a hero? Explain your answer." YG's response was: "I do not think he is a hero, because the world could live without space travel."
Well, maybe, kid. But I'm not convinced.