I just found out that this is NOT an official NASA tumblr. It is a fan site that posts photos and other information. It still looks interesting and the content seems to be exactly what I thought it was, but since I recommended it, I wanted to mention that it is not official in case something offensive gets posted there in the future.
I will continue to follow them.
I grew up in the 70s and 80s.
It is family lore that I watched the Moon Landing. (I have an Uncle Neil and an Uncle Buzzy, and I was a confused toddler).
I went to Cape Canaveral, although I think it was the John F. Kennedy Space Center when I went there. I may even still have the stuffed Astronaut doll from back then.
I was born the same year as Star Trek.
I used to have the Tribble episode memorized and could recite it verbatim from any point in the script.
Space is not only the final frontier, it is a home place for me, a belonging place. Space: 1999, Logan’s Run, Lost in Space, Star Wars (the last film my family went to as a family), Firefly, any and all space voyages, it was all I wanted was to be an Astronaut.
It’s crazy and an impossible dream, but television made it kind of possible.
I watched shuttle launches instead of working.
I remember the Challenger and the Columbia. My grandfather had a framed and signed picture of the Apollo 13 astronauts.
NASA has a Tumblr.
Go there and be amazed.