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This year's 50th anniversary of America's victory in the space race is a good time to reflect on what we can do when we put forth our very best. It's hard to believe that it's been half a century since I stood on the beach with my parents and siblings, watching the Apollo 11 launch live only miles from Cape Canaveral. Since that first boot print on the moon, time has flown by. Maybe that's why celebrating this anniversary is so bittersweet.