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NASA tags along Daytona for a race to the moon

Posted in motor racing with tags , on December 6, 2007 by vastine

It’s a race to the moon for motor racing.

I think every one of us had dreams of going to the moon at one point in our lives. I, for one, had a childhood dream of flying to the moon with my bicycle. Hey, give me a break, I was a 5 years old. I was a child. Now, I am still, actually. In some ways. Enough of me.


It’s official. Today, December 6, at 4:31 p.m. , NASA’s Atlantis will be taking along 3 green Daytona 500 flags to the moon. Upon returning, those three lucky unanimate most sought-after racing memoranbilias will be given to Daytona International Speedway, who’ll take two, and to NASA who’ll be keeping the third one.

The monumental and historical moment is in lieu with both NASA’s and Daytona’s 50th anniversay next year.

I feel elated and honored when I heard this news. Makes me feel prouder to be a racer. The winner of this year’s race will be keeping one of the green flags that will be handed to Daytona. Makes me think of pursuing a professional career in racing..well, that’s just for my thoughts right now. It will be a goof though to ponder on if the day will come when we’ll all go out and take a walk to the moon.