America’s major events told through the words of its leaders, since the widespread adoption of the film camera as a communication tool. Through the speeches of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Barack Obama, a look at the major moments that have defined the modern history of the United States.
The Art of FRONTIERS OF SPACE a book by Philip Bono and Kenneth Gatland published in 1971. The book is full of beautiful illustrations of proposed space programs from the USA, Europe and the UK. Music: Voices by All India Radio from The Silent Surf available from iTunes: http://geni.us/3oJi CD: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/allindiaradio
“We choose to go to the Moon” As we sit at the precipice of a new era of exploration, I thought it appropriate to revisit the original inspiration and rationale for the first lunar exploration program as so eloquently stated by John F. Kennedy. The original speech by JFK was held in Houston, TX at the Rice Stadium in the fall of 1962. “Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, ‘Because it is there.’ Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.” -John F. Kennedy, Rice University, Sept. 12, 1962
Nominate a public servant who’s changed your community today: bit.ly/1BeGanh On July 15th, 1960, Democratic nominee and Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy hoped to inspire both his party and the nation with a rousing speech on the “New Frontiers” that stood before the U.S. Today, to honor his courage and vision, the Harvard Institute of Politics, in coordination with the JFK Presidential Library, presents the New Frontier Awards to two exceptional public servants every year.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
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