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Creation of a New Holiday
Space Exploration Day has the potential to become a popular holiday with the general public. It will have the same legal status as Arbor Day and Flag Day. It could become as popular as Halloween or Valentines Day. One evidence, for this potential popularity; can be found in the phenomenal success that came to space science fiction movies. The public seems to crave having a vision for the future.
Every popular holiday has some form of gift giving. This would not be as extensive as Christmas gift giving. But an educational gift, or a science fiction toy, would be appropriate for interested parents to give their children for Space Exploration Day. Science fiction video parties, nature hikes, astronomy parties, and dinner under the stars are among possibilities for holiday traditions.
Some businesses may wish to hold Space Exploration Day sales in conjunction with summer clearance sales. With enough interest from the local business community, a public Moonwalk Festival, parade, and nighttime fireworks display become possibilities.
Television can bring out the potential benefits of space development, and show science fiction film classics.
The celebration of Space Exploration Day will give momentum to the re-vitalization of America's Space Program. Each year it will re-capture the awe and patriotic pride the public felt when Neil Armstrong took his first steps onto the surface of the Moon.
Space Exploration Day will also be a time for each individual to set an Apollo-Like-Goal to make life better for others. If we can put a Man on the Moon, we can also do many other things of worth to the mind and spirit of mankind. Space Exploration Day will be a time for us to reach out to each other in the spirit of brotherhood, with optimism for the future course of humanity.