In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, CatholicVote.org has released a new television ad which was launched in Houston and is making the rounds on the web.
"The courage and dedication of the astronauts aboard Apollo 11, and hundreds of others involved in our nation's space program make me proud of our great country," Dr. Joseph Kerwin, the first American doctor in space with Skylab 2, said at a press briefing last week.
"But most importantly, the achievements of the space program remind me of the potential of every human life," added Kerwin, who was joined by retired astronaut Dr. Bill Thornton and Gene Kranz, NASA flight director for the Apollo 13 mission.
"This historic anniversary is a perfect opportunity to show America, and the world, the power of every human life." [emphasis mine.]
You may view the video below.