With the sad announcement of the death of Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD, on July 17th there seems to be some added poignancy to the news that right now two Canadian astronauts Julie Payette and Robert Thirsk are making history by being onboard the International Space Station at the same time.
Cronkite was a keen advocate and space enthusiast. With his passing we see the end of an era of space exploration which culminated 40 years today ago with the landing of Eagle and the flight of Apollo Eleven.
We can read the insider’s account of those early days thanks to a link sent by Tom Clark, K3IO, and forwarded to us by Allen Pitts, W1AGP, the ARRL’s media and PR manager. Thanks to Tom and Allen.