The Geography of Space Exploration: For All Humankind

Elly rests on a cot in a makeshift hospital after being liberated from the main camp at Dachau (Art: Ray Brisendine)
Elly in Kovno Ghetto in 1944 teaching younger students basic metal work. Gotz and his entire family were in the ghetto for two years before being transported and separated, at concertation camps in Poland (Image: elltgotz.com).
Elly’s 1952 graduation photo from Witwatersrand University. Johannesburg, South Africa where he earned a degree in engineering (image: ellygotz.com)
All these years later,Elly Gotz speaking to students more than 70 years after liberation (image: ellygotz.com).
Arguably, the most famous image of the twentieth century. This picture of Buzz Aldrin was taken by Neil Armstrong, who played photographer for much of the Apollo 11 mission (Image: NASA).
The cover of one of Canada’s national newspapers the day after (image: tayloronhistory.com)
The cover of Elly’s memoir, Flights of Spirit, available online and in bookstores everywhere (Image: secondstroypress.com)
You’re never too old to take calculated risks, Elly Gotz flies through the air at age 89 (Image: ellygotz.com)

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Danny Bednar

Danny Bednar

Your Friendly Neighborhood Space Agency Worker, Geography PhD, Part-Time Professor, and Author. Writing about Movies, Music, Comics, & Hockey.

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