Daily Archives: January 1, 2003

No. 13: Running Toward the Sun

July 21, 1969. The day astronaut Neil Armstrong was scheduled to plant the Stars the Stripes on that little pock-marked white thing up there. You know: the Moon, baby. “Moon Day,” people were calling it. “A day of national participation,” quoth President Richard Nixon, happy to divert the country’s attention away from the war to […]