This. What an astonishingÂ achievement and one we should continue to support and build upon.
Itâ€™s a little strange when you think about it: Just about every American ninth-grader has never lived a moment without astronauts soaring overhead, living in space. But chances are, most ninth-graders donâ€™t know the name of a single active astronautâ€”many donâ€™t even know that Americans are up there. Weâ€™ve got a permanent space colony, inaugurated a year before the setting of the iconic movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Itâ€™s a stunning achievement, and itâ€™s completely ignored.
Helpful hint: a ninth-grader is 14 or 15 years old.