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Mark Percival

Journal Contributor Mark Percival writes:

Well let just say that in 1969 I was 10 years old dreaming of going to the moon. I was certain that I was going to be an astronaut and it was all I could think about. I made tape recordings of the moonwalks and memorized what was said and pretended to be Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin. I use to do drawings of the Apollo spacecraft all the time and was the only kid I knew who could draw a lunar module.

Today I'm 41 years old and am a Network Administrator for The Bank Of Montreal in Canada. I have a wife and an 9 month old son. I find it difficult to believe that my son may not see men walk on the moon during his childhood. Will he be able to share the same dreams that I had?

I discovered the 'Lunar Surface Journal' a couple of years ago and consider it the most exciting resource available on the Internet. I absorb myself in the details of each mission, refresh my memories, and relive the experience with the astronauts. Today's streaming audio / video technology makes it all so real. It has put me in touch with the 10-year-old boy inside of me and, for that, I thank you. 20 December 2000