I saw a most beautiful sight in last week’s papers: the Space Shuttle Enterprise flying piggyback on NASA’S Boeing 747 into Kennedy Airport, en route to its final resting place at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on the West Side.
There was of course another Enterprise in the fictional series called “Star Trek.” Everyone recalls that at the beginning of each show, William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk, would say, “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
Now my question to NASA is, where do we go now? We are a pioneering species and need to discover new frontiers as we did in days of old. We need to explore just like Christopher Columbus did 500 years ago; just look what was accomplished. What we did before we can do again. Our nation and our world have this mission, and by fulfilling it we can bring the world together as one and discover our true destiny.