Growing up I wanted to be an astronaut...to go to Mars. That dream was put aside when I was a Senior in High School and realized that an injury to my eye as a kid meant that was not going to happen. But space travel has been near and dear to me. I am too young to remember the moon landing and Neil Armstrong's "small step", but my mom realized the importance of this and put my in front of the TV (I was about 18 months old) so that I could always say that while I don't remember it, I watched it.
Neil Armstrong's death has, of course, brought that occasion to the forefront of our thoughts and I wanted to let my mom know how much it means to me that I am able to say that I watched that, even though I don't remember that. So I made her a card to tell her that.