Space travel entered our consciousness in the 1960s.
Here is President Kennedy’s speech to Congress in May of 1961 about getting a man to the moon and safely back to earth by the end of the 1960s.
And here is President Bill Clinton giving us an update on alien visits to us.
In 1967, a gentleman named Stephen Zendt reported seeing an alien craft – or UFO – at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. His report is recorded at UFO Evidence and he said, “I have never forgotten this event, in spite of the fact that I seemed to be the only one to have seen it.” Here is his full report: http://www.ufoevidence.org/sightings/report.asp?ID=6618
Today, NASA is hiring a “planetary protection officer.” The job pays up to $187,000. Here are a few more facts from NASA’a job posting”
The job was created based on the signing of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967.
“Planetary protection officers are tasked with making sure humans don’t contaminate planets, moons, and other objects in space.
They’re also supposed to help prevent any alien microbes from spreading to Earth.”
I could not resist including an interview with an alien. You can decide if he has some good messages for us today.
Far out (1960s speak!),