It was Ronald Reagan who, in his 1986 Challenger address to a mourning nation, noted that we are accustomed to wonders in this country. He rightly observed: "It's hard to dazzle us." But America's space program has been doing just that - and, for 50 years now; even in times of loss, even in times of tragedy.
"NASA's 50th Anniversary,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 87:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol87/iss2/3