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Heroes Of The Last Frontier

Outer Space


The people of the United States have always liked to think of themselves as LEADERS, not followers.  So it was that, when the Soviet Union launched the first successful space flight on October 4, 1957, the United States found itself playing "runner-up" in the race to outer space.  Our National pride shaken and eager to catch up, the first United States rocket was launched two months later on December 6th.  Carring a satellite barely over 3 pounds and about the size of a grapefruit, the Navy's Vanguard rocket lifted two feet off its pad at Cape Canaveral....then crashed back to earth in flames.  Our first efforts had ended in bitter failure.

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As world leaders, the American people love success but understand that success requires risk...and risk involves failure.  There is no shame in failure...only in failing to try.  From the early pioneers who's failures eventually led to successful flight at Kitty Hawk to the men and women who now make almost "routine" flights into outer space, we as a people, owe much to these pioneers.  The Heroes of the Last Frontier Room will introduce you to them.  Men and Women like:

  • Charles Lindberg, who proved how much one man could do...even ALONE!
  • Jackie Cochran who, though an orphan bounced from foster home to foster home, dared to dream beyond the clouds, and then went on to fly higher and faster than any woman alive.
  • World War II hero Jimmie Doolittle who, long before his heroic 30 seconds over Tokyo pioneered flight by instrumentation.
  • William "Billy" Mitchell, who sacrificed a proud military career to awaken the doubters to the potential of flight.
  • Amelia Earhart who died at age 39 doing what she loved most, paving the way for fliers of the future.
  • Chuck Yeager who became the "fastest man alive" when he broke the sound barrier at age 24 on October 14, 1947....then repeated the performance 50 years later at age 74.
  • Alan Shepard who became America's first pioneer in Space, and
  • John Glenn who demonstrated remarkable courage in his first flight, then likewise repeated the feat 36 years later.
  • Neil Armstrong and the team of Apollo XI that made "one giant leap for mankind".
  • Dr. Sally Ride who proved that space exploration was not a pioneer activity reserved for men only.
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The LAST FRONTIER room is the only fully enclosed and darkened room in the Hall of Heroes.  As you pass through the door you will be transported into space to meet heroes of both the past and the present.  You can view the stars and solar system in an interactive "planetarium" setting, even step up onto the surface of the moon to stand beside images of Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin.  And before you leave, you can pause to remember the courageous men and women for whom failure meant death, but who were willing to risk it all so that others might eventually succeed.


You can now visit these other rooms for a "sneak preview".

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American History Rooms

Women Heroes Of American History

Heroes of the Last Frontier

America-Land of Opportunity

 

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Home Page

Hall Of Heroes

MOH Community 

NEWS

Kidz Page

FEATURE STORIES
  Profiles In Courage | Wings of ValorThe Brotherhood of Soldiers At War | Go For Broke
 Pearl Harbor  | A Splendid Little War | Shinmiyangyo-Korea 1871 | Quick Links to MOH Stories

RECIPIENT WEB SITES
Barney Barnum  |  Jack Lucas  |  Mitch Paige  |  Wesley Fox  |  Sammy Davis
Roger Donlon
Peter Lemon  |  Drew Dix  |  Mike Novosel

Medal Of Honor Calendar  |  Books By MOH RecipientsSteve Ryan MOH Posters

What Does 
A Hero Look Like?

Click on Superman To Find out


FOOTNOTES
In
HISTORY

NEW
Looking for a Hero or trying to verify awards? We have posted the names of more than 120,000 recipients of the highest awards in a BRAND NEW FREE SECTION
DECORATIONS 1862 - Present
.

Military Medals & Awards 

Information and Images of ALL Military Medals
The Purple Heart 
How to Request Records/Medals Earned
  How to Obtain Military Records of a Family Member 

Honor Roll of America's Military Heroes


Brevet Medal


DSC 


Navy Cross 


Air Force Cross 

Distinguished Service Medals

Defense - Army - Navy - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine



Silver Star

U.S. History and Information
The History Room | U.S. Flag HistoryHistory of the Flag |
How to Display the Flag
| The National Anthem | The Pledge of Allegiance The American Creed | The Seal of our Nation | Our National Symbol
Arthur MacArthur's Flag | William Carney's Flag | FDR's Flag of Liberation]

FLAG DAY           STATE FLAGS
American Presidents
U.S. Presidents | Inaugural Addresses

God & Country
ROOM

MY HERO Web Page Creator 
(Create a Tribute to the Hero in Your Own Life)

SEARCH
bn_search.jpg (3967 bytes)
OUR SITE

EDUCATIONAL

GAME ARCADE

OR
Quick Quiz

***
Electronic Post Cards
Talking Points 

Remembering 911
The Binch
Citizens Speak Out

BEYOND THE MEDAL

This 5 Disc DVD Education Program has been distributed to over 17,500 Public & Private High Schools and is now available to the public!


 

HomeOfHeroes.com now has more than 25,000 pages of US History for you to view.