Chester'S PREMIER ASTRONOMY SOCIETY
2017 * Total Solar Eclipse Website * 2024
But While We Wait For 2024.....
E. H. “Jack” McClure
of Chester, Illinois
was a proud American
and an early supporter of
NASA’s missions. Having
been born in 1911,
he had seen many
advances in technology
during his life,
but space travel intrigued
him the most. In July 1969
he composed this song and
lyrics to commemorate the
1st manned Lunar landing. His son and two grandchildren, Michael II and Christine, have incorporated his song (see the video featured above) in a tribute to the 50th
Anniversary our first Lunar stroll AND the 25th Anniversary of his passing.
Jack’s Earthly mission ended 25 years after the Apollo 11 landing, but the pioneering spirit that inspired him continues…
A Special Thank You To NASA For Providing The Stellar Images!
NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard 2026
JULY 20, 2026 Tenative Launch
We're All On Board ... Will You Join Us? It's FREE !!!
NASA Invited Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard 2020
WE LANDED FEB. 18. 2021
Will You Join Us For The Next Flight? See Details Above!
Photo from MARS showing our names that are engraved on the Perseverance Rover's main frame support!!!
A closeup view of the three silicon chips which contain the nearly 11 million names that joined us on this special landing.
FIRST sounds ever recorded on Mars' surface (light wind) with Rover's mechanical noise filteredCourtesy of Perseverance and NASA
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