[FPSPACE] 'Space Review': Today's NASA needs a few more John
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Mon Jun 13 09:58:50 EDT 2005
Academic honors for a spaceflight prophet
by James Oberg
Monday, June 13, 2005
Amidst all of the regular university degrees granted during this season there are always a scattering of honorary awards for special lifetime achievements. One particular honorary doctorate, awarded on May 15 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, honors a man who more than any other single human being made the Apollo lunar landings possible. And unless today's space experts learn to emulate his vision, courage, and soft-spoken stubbornness, the grandiose "Vision for Space Exploration" plans for resuming human flight beyond low Earth orbit may fail to be realized.
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