James R.

Location:

Melbourne

Member since:

June 17, 2014

What is your interest in space and how did it begin?

I guess it began as a twelve year old as I sat around a TV set in a crowded classroom watching the grainy images of Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. How does one let go of that? As a 'Child of Apollo' I retained a passive interest in Space until a visit to Kennedy for the launch of STS 134 (Endeavour), along with a tour of JSC Houston ignited my passion for space history and space and earth sciences, The following year I attended the 40th Anniversary re-union of Apollo 17, and from that point there was no going back. My interest goes well beyond space history, and encompasses an interest in global geopolitics the human condition, and I believe we are extremely fortunate to be witness to a time when humanity finds itself at a major tipping point in its evolution, with space exploration and scientific discovery rewriting who we are by the day.

How did you hear about us?

Through the Space Association of Australia!

What are you looking for in this group?

The opportunity to meet some interesting people, expand my knowledge base & have some good times!

Introduction

I am a self- employed Architect interested in all aspects of space & related sciences. My main interest in Space lies in the human condition and the part space exploration plays in it. Other interests include reading, cycling, architecture & design.


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