I am truly amazed at the wonderful and very personal answers to my star question. Keep them coming!
As mentioned by others, my heart goes out to Molly and Glennajo. I feel honored that you both chose to share the memory of your loved ones with us. Now both you and they will also be part of our thoughts and prayers as we look skyward.
I have another fun memory to share when I look at the moon. I marvel at the fact that men were once there peering back at the earth. I was an Air Force kid living in New Hampshire during some of the Apollo missions. One of the astronauts, Alan Shepard, was from that area, so it was big news in our town. Also, my family would always watch the coverage on the news and we would get to watch the moon walks, etc. together at school.
Also, I later lived at Vandenberg AFB in California, so we got lots of opportunities to watch missles launch. At night, it was really cool to see them zooming upward in a bright glowing ball of light. When they would reach the edge of the earth's atmosphere, they seemed to brighten up the sky with a cloud of light. Often, they were launching satellites into orbit. Way cool to witness at the time!