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September 2009, vol 5 no 3

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Mike Montreuil



If you could only see us, standing beside the enormous 1st stage engines of the Saturn rocket. The craft is enormous and dwarfs everyone in the presentation hall at the Kennedy Space Center. Some argue that it is the most complicated flying machine ever built by man. To many of us growing in its era, Apollo was the triumph against all the conflicts that ailed our world.

My wife takes a few more pictures of the Lunar Rover. I ask my fourteen year old son what he thinks. There is no answer…

hip-hop in his ears
my son eyes a girl –
Houston we have a problem

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