“It’s certainly more than just Tang and Velcro,” says Dwayne Knott of the American space program. Dwayne remembers standing in an Iowa cornfield with his parents watching Sputnik pass overhead in the night sky. He later worked in the Air Force missile program and was part of a ground team that communicated with the Space Shuttle to determine air quality measurements during a historic oil field fire in Kuwait. He tells a story about how, as an Air Force recruit, he got a unique view to the moon landing in 1969.
Dwayne’s story, from Sputnik to the present, illustrates how important the space program has become as a part of our daily lives.
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