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  [back to Photo Album]        Photos of Exploring Wind and Flight: I wanted to go into Space.

See below: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin | National Cathedral "Moon Rock Window". See also: Science & Spirituality: The Invention of Air

Algae as Oxygen Source for Closed Environment
Science Project As Senior at USAF Academy

I experimented with adding carbon dioxide to air circulating through a tank of algae. I was able to show that the algae could increase the concentration of oxygen. For long-term habitation off of the earth, regeneration of oxygen would be essential. 

Addendum:
My Space Hopes were Deferred


During my USAFA time, Air Force efforts became focused on supporting the "Vietnam Conflict." I volunteered for and successfully participated in summer training assignments with Army Airborne at Fort Benning, and in jungle warfare school in Panama.

I later took Pararescue Field Medicine training and volunteered to accompany flights into SEA, with the pararescue unit there to help recover downed pilots -- request denied, 1970.

I met astronaut Jim Irwin.


Now we are looking at traveling to Mars: My blog "Exploring Mars, Earth, Self: Science & Spirituality and Our Future"  

 
The Constellation mission. Click to watch video at Space.com.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and "Generation Mars" [his site]

New York Daily News Feature



Astronauts/NASA donate Moon Rock to Washington National Cathedral ("A place for people of all faiths and none.")

Me at the National Cathedral | National Cathedral website | My writing on Science & Spirituality

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