Sunday, December 03, 2006

Nazi shmazi?

Last week I mentioned the Atlantic Magazine list of the 100 most influential Americans. John F. Kennedy did not make the list (Richard Nixon did). JFK deserved the honor if for no other reason than that it was he who provided the political will that took humans to the Moon, surely one of the epic events in American history -- and human history.

Wehner von Braun, the German rocket scientist, played a not-inconsequential role in making the Moon voyages possible. How should he be remembered? See this week's Musing.

As usual, click on Anne's pic to enlarge.