The Apollo Legacy Project
A wholehearted thank you to the following friends and family who helped launch The Apollo Legacy Project:
David Adams, Anonymous, Adryenn Ashley, Leigh Ann Bostian, Mardi Brayton, Mary Burla, Catherine Carlton, Douglas Carlton, Helga Carlton, Nina Cartee, W Coe, Tony Diamantidis, Erik Diesner, Enricka Garcia, Pascal Hang, Jennifer Hatch, Dan Kaplan, Karen Kastigar, Jonathan Lancelle, Lisa Pirie Lehto, Jeff McClure, Susan Pagani, Rocky Raccoon, Michelle Ramer, Sandro Rossini, Zany Rumon, Zoe Sexton, Eric Tetschner, Margaret Trost, Betty Jo Van Gelder, Anna Wilson, and Blythe Wilson
The Earth View Society is sponsored by MarinLink
A message from the Founder ~
In 2000, when I knew that I wanted to have children, I set out on a goal of figuring out how I could teach them and others to want to care for Earth. I wanted to find that one thing that makes people really get how important it is to protect Earth. I found that astronauts had dramatic things to say about this. Then, I had the privilege of interviewing three Apollo astronauts. And then, I wrote a book called Sofia’s Dream. Sofia befriends the moon and sets off on a dreamy adventure to visit him. When she sees Earth from the Moon’s point of view, she is inspired to protect our planet and to encourage others to do the same.
Since the publication of this book, my interest in statements by astronauts hasn’t stopped. I have found that generations born after the Apollo program are in need of more content to fully understand the significance of the insights and knowledge that Apollo astronauts brought back to the world after their experience of seeing Earth from afar. Even generations who were around during the Apollo missions are inspired by reminders of what astronauts shared 40+ years ago about the need to protect Earth.
The Apollo Legacy Project is a non-commercial endeavor for creating a short video for elementary level children about the general aspects of the Apollo space program and the wisdom gained about ourselves and the world. This project was formally launched with Kickstarter on November 9th, 2011. The video titled The Great Apollo Legacy is scheduled to be released in 2013.
PRESS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Marin Independent Journal, 05/10/11 ("We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians," originates from Dr. Edgar Mitchell. Colonel Frank Borman was interviewed, not Dr. Mitchell)