Tag: Apollo

It’s A Wonderful (Correspondent’s) Life

It’s A Wonderful (Correspondent’s) Life

| January 3, 2010 | 5 Replies

I know, I know, it’s cliche to write the year-end retrospective article around New Year’s.  However, I can’t help it.  It’s my nature as a scientist to analyze, evaluate, and reflect, and it’s amazing to think about all the different experiences I’ve squeezed into 2009.  There were trips to Disneyland, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal [...]

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Apollo 40th Anniversary: Kennedy Space Center July 16, 2009

Apollo 40th Anniversary: Kennedy Space Center July 16, 2009

| June 22, 2009 | 3 Replies

July 16, 1969.  I was not quite 7 months old when three men were blasted into space atop a “monstrous machine” from Cape Canaveral, Florida (now the Kennedy Space Center).  I certainly do not remember this event, but the Apollo missions had a profound influence on my life nonetheless.  My father, Vaughn R. Parfitt, Ph.D., [...]

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