Is this you? In search of a little girl with modest moon ambitions
- July 10, 2009 3:27 PM |
- By Tara Kimura
By Tara Kimura, CBCNews.ca
"Would you like to go to the moon?" CBC reporter Walt Lacosta asks a young girl in this charming 1969 interview.
"Yes," she responds without hesitation.
When questioned if she thinks she'll ever make it there, the young girl smiles and responds with a simple "no."
"Why not?" Lacosta asks.
"Because I'm not a boy," she says shyly but definitively.
It was nearly 40 years ago, when American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins stepped off Apollo 11 and made their historic small step for man, giant leap for mankind. Scores of men and women, including Canada's Roberta Bondar and Julie Payette, have since been launched daringly into the heavens.
With the anniversary upon us, we're wondering whatever happened to the young girl interviewed in this archived video? How did her perceptions about what the future held for boys and girls change and evolve? Where is she now?
We're putting a call out to our readers asking if any of you recognize the girl in this video? If so, help us find her by sending us a tip in the comments section below so that we can interview her again. (*Note – we won't publish information that identifies her without first seeking her permission).
Edited to add - The 1969 report was filmed in Ontario. Also, some readers have suggested this might be Julie Payette. As far as we know, this is not Payette - we are sincerely looking to find the young girl interviewed in this clip.
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