Posted by Jonathon Wetherington on 7/20/2019 6:00:00 PM
50 years ago today, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission changed our world and ideas of what is possible by successfully landing humans on the surface of the moon—and bringing them home safely—for the first time in history. This amazing human accomplishment began with the vision and belief that we could go to the moon. A vision that President John F. Kennedy captured in the famous space linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZyRbnpGyzQ
At Paul Duke STEM, the faculty and staff share the same desire to blaze brave new trails in our own industry: education. We believe in the power of STEM education for all students, and we seek to open new opportunities for our students and community. As we demonstrated in our first year, innovative ideas can lead to exceptional results. Next year, we will build upon these successes and continue to expand the options and opportunities for all students. in the immortal words of President Kennedy, "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission symbolizes how anything is possible. We are all explorers who can do our part to expand knowledge and be a part of the next great mission. We hope you will join us!