Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Dark Side of the Moon

It was the dawn of space exploration
by Norma D.

I began my 37-year Lockheed Martin career at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was 1959 and the dawn of space exploration. It was common practice to hide under our desks when missiles were launched. One just never knew where they would go! 

We finally got the hang of it, and on March 23, 1962, Ranger IV launched an Atlas Agena payload to the dark side of the moon, carrying brass plaques with the names of the team members, mine included, mounted inside the payload.

My relationship with the company has been a family affair! My husband had a Lockheed Martin career as well, as did our daughter. 

My name was "carried" into space!