In 1969, Neil Armstrong of Wapakoneta, Ohio became the first human on the moon. By 1972, 24 astronauts had left their footprints on lunar soil.
Ironically, the Apollo Program had made moon landings so commonplace, public interest in manned space exploration waned and public funds dried up. But a return to the moon after more than 50 years is on the horizon.
NASA plans to launch the Artemis III mission in 2025 or 2026, landing the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon.
Set in 1969, MUSTANG TO PADUCAH, follows the madcap travails of two Miami hippies returning a car for a tourist from Kentucky who find themselves as the prime suspects in a multiple murder. You can read the first chapter of this zany adventure free using the Look Inside feature on Amazon:
The Period Pieces Blog curates fun facts from the 1960s inspired by the novel Mustang to Paducah by Raul Ramos y Sanchez.
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